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Monmouth College Chorale to perform in Carnegie Hall

03/18/2013
Members of Monmouth College’s Chorale will perform a concert in world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of their 2013 tour.
 
For the Carnegie Hall concert on March 25, the choir will perform Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles, including singers from Knox College, the Galesburg Community Chorus, singers from St. Ambrose University and the Wicker Park Choral Singers. The Carnegie Hall concert is presented by Manhattan Concert Productions.
 
Monmouth’s 34-member choir is directed by assistant professor of music Tim Pahel, MC's director of choral activities. Students who will be performing include Alexandria Adams, Paul Davies, Evan Davis, Kyle Dickson, Dillon Docherty, Erika Durdle, Kelsi Ford, Nate Forrester, Allyson Frasier, Emily Frazer, Alexis Fulkerson, Clarissa Gardner, Dan Gilmour, Mitch Heuermann, Alyssa Janssen, Liz Johnson and Caitlin Kozelichki.
 
Also, Patrick LeBlanc, Carina Moschello, Emily Olson, Brandon Ouellette, Jake Owens, Allie Phillips, Dan Reid, Rebecca Riggs, Adam Ruble, Rebekah Sell, Brittany Shumaker, Matt Shumaker, Jennifer Simmons, Colleen Sinclair, Natalie Stortoni, Alyssa Trotter and Brinton Vincent.
 
The choir also will perform a separate program on March 22 at 7 p.m. at Manhattan’s exclusive 3 West Club.
 
“We will sing selections that we performed last month on campus and that we recorded on our CD,” said Pahel. “It was the first time in about 12 years that a professional-quality CD has been recorded by the Chorale, and we expect it to ready by our spring concert on April 26.”
 
After returning from New York, the choirs will present the “Lord Nelson Mass” on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Central Congregational Church in Galesburg, teaming with the Galesburg Community Choir, the Knox College Choir and professional soloists and members of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony. 
 
“I am excited about this unique and historic collaboration between Knox and Monmouth Colleges,” said Pahel. "This is the first time that our choirs have combined, that I know of.”