WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College-Community Chorus is planning rehearsals for the spring semester with an interest in bolstering its ranks with new members.
The chorus, which is directed by Elizabeth Haskins, will meet Monday evenings (beginning Jan. 25), from 7 to 9 p.m., in Room 208 of Boyd Cultural Arts Center. Rehearsals are in preparation for the annual Spring Concert April 24.
This term, the chorus will prepare popular repertoire that includes numbers the late Robert J. Haskins taught students during his tenure as director of the Wilmington College Chorale. The program, titled “Jim’s Faves,” will include three spirituals: “Daniel Saw the Stone,” arranged by K. Lee Scott; “Elijah Rock,” arranged by Jester Hairston; and “Ride the Chariot,” arranged by William Henry Smith.
Also featured will be choral jazz versions of “Route 66” by Bobby Troup and arranged by Kirby Shaw, “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square” by Sherwin and arranged by Alan Billingsley, and “Tuxedo Junction” by Hawkins, Johnson and Dash. Most of the jazz arrangements will feature guest musicians.
The chorus also plans to include in the program an arrangement of Lorenz Hart’s “Blue Moon” by Haskins for tenor and bass voices.
Singers, high school age and older with choral or solo vocal experience, are encouraged to participate in College-Community Chorus. New members need not audition for chorus membership, however solo and small ensemble opportunities are available by audition. Music and folders will be provided.
Additional information is available by contacting Elizabeth Haskins at 937-481-2334 or [email protected]