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 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building on the College’s campus.

This concert will include performances by The Lake Erie College Chorus, under the direction of Mary Crow with Sanni Tenkku Kearns as collaborative pianist; The Lake Erie College Flute Choir, under the direction of Judith Elias; Dr. Mark Bell, College Organist Emeritus; Lauren M. Feola, soprano with guest collaborative pianist, Francesco Binda; guest percussionist, Father Chris Zerucha, and LEC student, Samantha Adkins ’20. soprano.

The Lake Erie College Chorus will perform the exuberant “Sing dem Herrn” by Praetorius; “My Heart is Offered Still to You,” a 16th century chanson by Orlandus Lassus; “Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life!” by Godfrey Sampson with Dr. Mark Bell, organ; “If Music Be The Food Of Love” by David C. Dickau with Sanni Tenkku Kearns, piano; “Danny Boy,” which is a Londonderry Air, arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt; the American hymn tune, “At The River” with Sanni Tennku Kearns, piano and “Roll Jordan, Roll,” a traditional spiritual, arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs.

Soprano Samantha Adkins ’20, a student of LEC faculty member Lauren Feola, will perform “The Beauty Is” from The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guetell with Francesco Binda, piano. Ms Feola will collaborate with her husband, Francesco Binda, performing “Pace non trovo” from Tre sonetti di Petrarca, by Franz Liszt. Judith Elias, flute and Sanni Tenkku Kearns, piano, will present the third movement of Cleveland composer Eric Ewazen’s, Sonata No. I for Flute and Piano.

The Lake Erie College Flute Choir with present “An Offering,” by Melvin Lauf, Jr.; the Shaker Tune, “Simple Gifts” arranged by Mack Wilberg with Dr. Mark Bell, organ; “Echoes in the Wind”, a Native American soliloquy with Father Zerucha as percussionist; and “Canzone” by Ricky Lombardo. The concert will conclude with Dr. Mark Bell performing Fanfare by Kenneth Leighton on the Carol Lewis Morris ’67 Restored Skinner Organ, Op. 647.

The concert is part of the 2017 Performing Arts Series and is open to the public. For performance details and ticket information please visit www.lec.edu/PAS. The Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building is not handicap-accessible.

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