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Clark College News and Events


February 26, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

For additional information: 
April B. Duvic, 360-992-2245

or Clark College Music Department, 360-992-2662

CLARK COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS COMBINE FOR CONCERTS
   

Donations by audience members at March concerts will support the Clark College music program and the St. Luke’s Community Support Fund

VANCOUVER, Wash. –  Two area treble choirs will be guests of the Clark College Chorale and Women’s Choral Ensemble in a duet of concerts. 

On Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Prairie High School Symphonic Women’s Chorale will joins the Clark College groups for a performance in the Gaiser Student Center.   Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Under the direction of Monika Tabor, students from Prairie High School will perform Mon coeur se reccomande a vous by Di Lasso, Kyrie from Mass in G by Schubert, the American folk hymn tune There Is a Balm in Gilead, and Three Little Maids from School from “The Mikado.”  They will join the Clark Women’s Ensemble in singing Ah! si mon moine voulait danser, a French Canadian folk song. 

On Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., the three choirs of the Vancouver Girls Choir will join the Clark choirs in a performance at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Directed by Janet Lindsley, they will perform Don Gato, London Bridge, Ol' Dan Tucker, The Wind and Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia.

The Clark College Chorale, co-directed by April Duvic and Janet Reiter, has selected several works, including the familiar opera chorus Brindisi from La Traviata, featuring David Warner, tenor, and Christina Moniot, soprano during the March 12 concert and featuring Brandon Stewart, tenor, and Debbie Illyn, soprano, during the March 17 concert.  A newly-arranged version of When the Saints Go Marching In by Portland composer Brandon Nelson will feature soprano soloists Rosemary Warner and Jaz Bielby.

The Women’s Chorale Ensemble, directed by April Duvic, will perform works by Clark College music professor Gordon Trousdale and Portland composer Joan Szymko.  Szymko’s This Wonderful Feeling features marimba accompaniment and showcases the talents of Clark music instructor Ben Moll.

Admission to both concerts is free.  All donations to the March 12 concert will support the Clark Chorale and Women’s Ensemble.   Donations to the March 17 concert will benefit the St. Luke’s Community Support Fund, which supports local organizations, including Free Clinic of SW Washington, NW Harvest South, FISH, YWCA Safe Choice, Share House, Babies In Need, Seafarers’ Center, Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center, Friends of the Carpenter, Valley Homestead Shelter, Helping Hands, and Winter Housing Overflow. 

For more information about either concert, please contact Peggy Winston at 360-992-2662.

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