Feb. 17, 2009
The Morningside College Choir will be going on tour across the western United States over spring break, performing in six states between Feb. 26 and March 8.
Students will be performing at churches in Kearney, Neb.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Irvine, Calif.; St. George, Utah; Grand Junction, Colo.; Denver, Colo.; and Cozad, Neb.
Tim Watson, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Morningside, organized the tour and will direct the performances.
The Morningside College Choir is a select group of approximately 35 of the college’s best vocalists, almost half of them coming from majors other than music. The choir’s concert program will include songs such as “Gloria” from “Miss Kenya” by Paul Basler; “Bogoródiste Devo” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and “Ezekiel Saw De Wheel” arranged by William L. Dawson, to name a few.
Also performing a few songs during the concert will be Morningside’s Eclectix vocal jazz ensemble. This group of nine singers performs an eclectic mix of jazz, show and pop tunes with rhythm section and a cappella. Its repertoire ranges from “Scarborough Fair” arranged by Kerry Marsh to “The Druid Song” by Bob Greene.
The music department will be posting updates online throughout the tour. Once the trip has begun, the public can see video, photos and student blogs by going to www.morningside.edu and clicking on the choir tour link.