Cleveland State Music Department Presents Spring Concert

Vocal Rhapsody

Cleveland State Music Department Presents Spring Concert

Holly Vincent
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:20 AM
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CSCC Chamber Choir
CSCC Chamber Choir


CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The choral ensembles of Cleveland State Community College will present their spring concert on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center on the CSCC campus. The CSCC Chamber Choir has over 30 singers from a plethora of majors and degree programs. Vocal Rhapsody is a small ensemble of 8 men.
“Of Life and Love” is the theme of the Cleveland State 2016 Chamber Choir/Vocal Rhapsody Spring Concert. The spring concert will be a mix of musical styles and genres. Works included in the program include “Somebody to Love” (Queen) sung by Graham Brooks and all of the singers, with brothers Nacor and Ariel Lantigua on percussion and piano, and Joshua Gardner on guitar.
The focus will move to the music of the 1930's and 40's with “Gershwin Swing” medley from A Gershwin Portrait. The medley includes “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Let's Call the whole Thing Off,” “S'wonderful,” “They Can't Take That Away from Me” and “They All Laughed.” Joshua Gardner, graduating with his AFA degree in May, will also play a guitar arrangement of “I've Got Rhythm.”
Two inspirational songs will follow, “How Can I Keep from Singing” (performed by the ladies of the Chamber Choir), and “Candle on the Water” from the Disney movie, Pete's Dragon. Logan Smith will conclude this set with the Larnelle Harris Song, “His Grace is Greater than our Need,” accompanied by Ying-Shan Su. Songs from Les Miserables will follow, including Vocal Rhapsody performing “Do You Hear the People Sing,” Chelsey Herron singing “On My Own” and concluding with the Chamber Choir singing “Bring him Home.”
Chamber Choir will also perform a lively version of “Rhythm of Life” from the Broadway Musical, Sweet Charity, complete with a bit of “choralography.”
Graduating AFA student Cody Langford will begin the sacred/spiritual sent with Aaron Copland's “At the River” leading into two spirituals by the ensembles, “Hush! Somebody's callin' My Name” and “Keep Your Lamps.”
The all men's ensemble, Vocal Rhapsody will then take to the stage in the style of the Temptations singing “I Can’t Get Next to You,” followed by “The Lazy Song.” Rachel Beaver and Chelsey Herron will follow that sent by singing Rossini's “Cat Duet”, with a surprise encore. (Think Big Bang Theory.)
Vocal Rhapsody will continue with songs in the “Doo-Wop” style, Blue Moon, Book of Love and “Ode to Krispy Kreme.” They will continue with the Pentatonix arrangement of “White Winter Hymnal,” and a comical medley of Movie Themes, made popular by Straight No Chaser.
The concert will be presented in memory of Chamber Choir member Samantha Feeley who lost her life in October 2015.
“Samantha was a dedicated choir member and student, Phi Theta Kappa Member, Supplemental Instruction tutor and so much more,” stated Karen Dale, Associate Professor of Music. “Samantha left her friends and family much too young. We will dedicate the closing song, “Omnia Sol” to her memory, Annamarie Simpson will also share “Theme from Ice Castles” near the close of the evening, and a video of Sam with her ukelele singing one of her original compositions will be shared.”


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