MVC Division of Fine Arts to Present Spring Choral Music ShowPosted April 17, 2017
The Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts will present their annual Spring Music Show featuring the MVC Concert Choir, Valley Connection Show Choir and the MVC Repertory Dance Ensemble on April 26-27, 2017. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and will be held in Eckilson-Mabee Theatre located on the MVC campus.
The show features a wide variety of musical styles ranging from traditional concert, traditional spirituals, gospel, Broadway and pop, and is a show for all ages and interests.
The MVC Concert Choir, under the direction of Ryan Hampton, will open the show with Melchoir Franck’s “Da Pacem Domine” and Alice Parker’s arrangement of “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal.” “I Am His Child” and “Like a Mighty Stream” by Moses Hogan will be among the selections performed. Ernanai Aguiar’s “Salmo 150” and Barbara Baker’s arrangement of “The Storm is Passing Over” will close the Concert Choir section of the show.
“The music selected for Valley Connection Show Choir and Repertory Dance Ensemble comes from the stage and screen,” stated Diana Malan, director of show choir. “Opening the second half of the evening is a barbershop arrangement of “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” from Toy Story, followed by “Hallelujah” from Shrek, “He’s Everything” from Joyful Noise and “Out Here On My Own” from Fame. “I think it’s important to include music that our younger audience or our “young at heart” audience can enjoy, so “Part of Your World,” “She’s In Love” and “Under the Sea” from Little Mermaid will be part of the show,” stated Malan. “The show will close with selections from The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz.”
Justin Weathers (‘16) and Kaylee Mceachern, a senior from Marshall, Missouri, are guest soloists for the show.
The MVC Repertory Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Janie Morgan, will be dancing to
Bob Fosse’s “Bye Bye Blackbird” which features Rosemarie Bennett, a senior from Independence, Missouri. “Ladies of the 50’s”, choreographed by Nikki Spencer, and featuring Rosemarie Bennett, Jordan Galey and Rina Miura will also be performed during the show.
Area students participating with the show include Aaron Kerksiek, Alicia Hicks and Derrian Fletcher.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for first-come, first-served open seating. Admission is free and tickets are not needed for the show. Donations are welcomed at the door to help support the music program.