Lake Erie College to present annual Spring Musical Arts Concert

Fine Arts,

The Lake Erie College Music Department will present its annual Spring Musical Arts Concert on Sunday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building.

This concert will include performances by The Lake Erie College Chorus, under the direction of Mary Crow with Sanni Kearns as collaborative pianist; The Lake Erie College Flute Choir, under the direction of Judith Elias; Dr. Mark Bell, College Organist Emeritus; Dr. Bryan DePoy, Vice President for Academic Affairs, trumpet; Robert Godfrey, baritone; Dr. Jerry Jaffe, Associate Professor of Theatre, narrator; Ryan Kearns ’12, violin; and LEC student soloist, Taylor Miller ’19.   

The chorus will perform “Sing dem Herrn” by Praetorius; “Gloria Patri” from Vivaldi’s Lauda Jerusalem with Dr. DePoy, trumpet and Ms. Kearns, piano; “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose,” arranged by Lou Williams-Wimberly with the text by Scottish poet Robert Burns; “No Ruby” by Andy Beck, with John Roskos as tenor soloist and Sanni Kearns, pianist; two songs by Stephen Foster, “Nelly Bly” and “’Gentle Annie” also with Ms. Kearns collaborating on piano; “Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name” with a trio of LEC student soloists, Roberta Benedict ’19, Shelbi Guy ’17, and Hannah Williams ’19; closing with “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel,” an African-American Spiritual arranged by Donald Moore. 

Dr. Depoy, trumpet, Ms. Kearns, piano and Dr. Jaffe, narrator will present Animal Ditties by Anthony Plog, with the text by Ogden Nash.  Student soloist, Taylor Miller ’19, soprano, will perform “How Could I Ever Know” from The Secret Garden. LEC voice faculty member Robert Godfrey will present “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, with Ms. Kearns on piano for both solos. Ryan Kearns ’12, violin, will collaborate with Dr. Bell, organist on Rheinbeger’s  Elegie; and Judith Elias and Ms. Kearns will join forces on Norman Dello Joio’s “Improviso” from the Suite for Flute and Piano.  Dr. Bell will perform Buxtehude’s “Toccata in F Major” on the Carol Lewis Morris ’67 Restored Skinner Organ. 

The LEC Flute Choir will present “Canzon Primi Toni” by Gabrieli; Mendelssohn’s “How Lovely Are the Messengers” with organist Dr. Bell, arranged for flute choir by Judith Elias; “Une Chanson du Printemps” by Louky and “Journey from Earth” by Lombardo. Dr. DePoy and Dr. Bell will conclude the program with Charpentier’s “Te Deum in D Major” for trumpet and organ.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Judith Elias at The Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building is not handicap-accessible.

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