MVC Fine Arts Division Presents Spring Choral Show

Posted April 16, 2015

The Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts will present the annual Spring Choral Show, “What’s in a Song?”  at 7:30 p.m. nightly from April 22- 24 in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre.  The Show features the Valley Connection Show Choir,  MVC Concert Choir and Valley Voices.

“Music impacts each of us in a variety of ways:  it soothes and comforts us, motivates and inspires us, allows us to look at and laugh at ourselves and it helps us to remember special moments in our lives.  It is one of the most powerful means of communication that we have.  Every song tells a story or brings a message to each listener in a variety of ways and that’s what I hope the music selected for our spring show will accomplish,” said Diana Malan, associate professor of music and theatre and director of the Show.   

Songs of inspiration and praise,  including “Bless the Lord, O My Soul,” “Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid)” and “How Can I Keep From Singing,” are among the Shows’ opening selections.  

“My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose,” “A Song” and “The Argument” will remind the audience about the journey that love and relationships take.

“Disney is celebrating its twentieth anniversary on Broadway this year,  and I have always enjoyed incorporating music from their shows.   Some of the most performed and recognized songs come from the animated films created by Disney,” Malan said.   “Beauty and the Beast,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Let It Go” will be selections performed in honor of  this anniversary.

The Valley Connection Ladies will perform songs that tell stories.  “Taylor, the Latte Boy,” “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now,” from Hairspray and “Bring Me Little Water Sylvie” are among those selections.

“Nice and Easy,” “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and Lean On Me” are among some of the other selections that will be performed during the Spring Show.  

The Show welcomes a number of guests including Dyamond Ross, sophomore from Chicago, Ill., and Kelby Lawson, junior from Carrollton, Mo., both members of the College’s Repertory Dance Ensemble. Lawson and Ross are both dance instructors for Shapes Dance Studio in Carrollton and will be joined by some of their dance students.  

The technical director for the show is Jay Rozema, associate professor of theatre; Dyann Rozema, instructor of theatre, is the Shows’ costumer and Kelby Lawson is the Shows’ choreographer.

Area students participating in the show include  Derrian Blumhorst, Kaylee Mceachern, Ben Corkill, Amy Huff,  Paula Ballard,  Kelby Lawson,  Jeron Tetteh and Quincy Reeter.  

Doors open at 7 p.m. for open seating.  The show starts at 7:30 p.m. each evening.   Admission is $3.00 for adults and children through age 18 are free.   All tickets will be available at the door.



Media Relations Contacts:

April DeGraff, director of marketing & public relations,  660- 831-4172,

Diana Malan, associate professor of music & theatre, 660-831-4215,


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