Megan Holevoet ’24  |  Published February 21, 2024

Broadway on Broadway

Monmouth’s music department to hold fundraiser event on Feb. 23 for its spring break trip to Greece.

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Performances of show tunes by students, faculty and staff will be a part of Monmouth College’s third annual “Broadway on Broadway” event on Feb. 23.

The Monmouth College Chorale and Wind Ensemble will host the concert, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Admission to the event, which is a fundraiser for the groups’ upcoming spring break trip to Greece, is $5 and free for students; larger donations will be accepted.

BIG FINISH: Music faculty member Thomas Clark is shown on stage at the Broadway on Broadway event in 2022. BIG FINISH: Music faculty member Thomas Clark is shown on stage at the Broadway on Broadway event in 2022.In addition to lots of singing, two of the selections will be instrumental selections. From Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, Kelsey Moersfelder ’24 of Huntley, Illinois, will play “My Favorite Things” for violin and piano, and Becca Nielsen ’27 of Galesburg, Illinois, and her father will play “Edelweiss.”

Two Monmouth faculty members will perform. Computer science professor Logan Mayfield will sing “Bring Him Home” from the Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil megahit Les Misérables, and English professor David Wright will sing “Unexpected Song,” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance.

Among the other selections are “Maria” from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story, and several contemporary songs, such as the duet “Loser Baby” from Hazbin Hotel.

Explicit language will be part of some performances.

About music at Monmouth College

The Monmouth College Chorale is an auditioned and touring collegiate vocal ensemble led by music professor Tim Pahel. The choir has performed in almost half of the U.S. states and tours internationally every four years.

“These students get the opportunity to perform in different spaces and environments around the nation, which boosts their camaraderie and enthusiasm for music,” said Pahel.

The Chorale has performed in Spain, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic, along with Carnegie Hall.

The Monmouth College Wind Ensemble is a traditional and selective ensemble for wind and percussion musicians. It is open, by audition, to any student. The band, which has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, will accompany the Chorale on its trip to Greece in March.

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