Barry McNamara  |   Published October 06, 2015

Chorale Shows

Performances will assist Monmouth College Chorale’s Italy tour
Two upcoming events in the Kasch Performance Hall of Dahl Chapel and Auditorium will help raise funds for the Monmouth College Chorale’s trip to Italy next spring.
  The Chorale will be one of the vocal ensembles featured at the annual Homecoming concert on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Tim Pahel, the Chorale will be joined in concert by the Chamber Choir, Scotsmen and Sassy Lassies. Music instructor Daniel Godsil will accompany the Chorale.   “We are asking for a donation of $5 at the concert for non-students,” said Pahel.   The Chorale will also host a “drag show” on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., featuring a professional drag performer from Chicago. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. More information about the show is available from Pahel.   At the Homecoming concert, eight Chorale members will be featured in solos during a rendition of “Domine, ad adjuvanum me” by Italian composer Giovanni Battista Martini, with piano accompaniment.   “Another highlight,” said Pahel, “is a beautiful piece called ‘Trees,’ a setting of a well-known poem by American poet Joyce Kilmer, by up-and-coming Australian composer Daniel Brinsmead.”   Pahel said the concert will have a lighthearted note with a performance of a set of pieces by Eric Whitacre entitled “Animal Crackers,” which is a setting of three humorous poems by Ogden Nash.   The Chorale will end its performance with a rousing rendition of “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel,” an arrangement by William Dawson of an African-American spiritual.
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