Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring Choir Concert “Singing From the Heart” & Farewell Performance for Director Reddan

Dr. James Reddan
The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert “Singing From the Heart” Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This will be the final concert conducted by LBCC Director of Choral Activities, Dr. James Reddan, who has taken a position at Frostburg State University in Maryland.

This “farewell” performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, and the vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Penny Bazanele will accompany on piano in addition to many others on various instruments! 

The concert will feature an eclectic array of works spanning the choral repertoire including: How Can I Keep from Singing (Walker), J’entends le Moulin (Patriquin), It Takes a Village (Szymko), Alleluia from Songs of Faith (Basler), Wade in the Water (Hogan), In the Gloaming (Oswald), and Earth Song (Ticheli) among several others.

Additionally, the concert will highlight two student conductors making their conducting debuts. Nicholas Leonard will conduct Deep River (Culloton) with the Concert Choir, and Kaeleb Murray will conduct A Boy and a Girl (Whitacre) with the Chamber Choir.

LBCC vocal a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including Rude (Magic), Uptown Funk (Ronson), Lose Yourself/Skyfall (Adele/Eminem), Cosmic Love (Florence & the Machine), and the combined a cappella ensembles performing Dark Horse (Perry).

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors, and veterans, and $5 for under 18. Purchase tickets online beginning May 18 at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office 1-4pm the week of the performance, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

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