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Two concerts on tap this weekend

04/24/2013

Monmouth College’s series of spring musical programs will with a choral concert on April 26 and an instrumental event on April 28. Both concerts will be held in the Kasch Performance Hall of Dahl Chapel.
 
On April 26 at 7:30 p.m., the Chorale, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Scotsmen and Sassy Lassies will take the stage. Admission is free but donations are welcome. 
 
“Our new CD will be ready and will be on sale at the concert,” said Tim Pahel, MC’s director of choral activities. “The CDs are $15 each. We will perform some of the songs that are on the CD, so audience members will be able to get a preview of what’s on the recording.” 
 
A musical highlight of the concert will include the Chamber Choir’s rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” originally performed by Queen.
 
“Also, the men and the women of the Chorale will each perform a piece on their own,” said Pahel. “The men will perform Biebl’s gorgeous ‘Ave Maria’, and the women will sing a beautiful piece called ‘Weep No More’ by David Childs, which features Daniel Godsil on an expressive accompaniment.”
 
The concert will feature musical variety, including classical pieces, arrangements of English folk songs, an African-American spiritual and other contemporary works. 
 
Pahel directs the Chorale, which has 44 members, and the Chamber Choir, which has 17.  Pier Debes directs the 21-member Concert Choir. The all-male Scotsmen and all-female Sassy Ladies are student-run a cappella groups.
 
On April 28 at 2 p.m., the Monmouth Wind Ensemble, directed by Erin Alderson, and the Monmouth Concert Band, directed by Matt Wanken, will perform pieces by John Barnes Chance, John Mackey, Alfred Reed and others. The concert is free and open to the public.