Sept. 17, 2009
The Morningside College Music Department will present a homecoming concert at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, 3625 Garretson Ave., on the college’s campus. This is a free event open to the public.
The Morningside College Choir, Bel Canto women’s choir, the Singing Men of Morningside, and the Morningside Outdoor Band will be performing.
The Morningside College Choir is an auditioned choir of approximately 50 students. Annual tours have taken the choir across the United States and to many of the famed concert halls and the cathedrals of Europe. The group will be performing songs such as “Ride On, King Jesus” by Robert De Cormier and “Os justi meditabitur sapientiam” by Anton Bruckner. The Morningside College Choir is directed by Tim Watson, assistant professor of music.
The Bel Canto women’s choir is a unique group of female singers dedicated to the performance of music composed specifically for women's voices. The women will sing “Song for the Mira” arranged by Stuart Calver and “Autumn” by Eleanor Daley during the homecoming concert. Jill Wilson, visiting instructor of music, is the director of the Bel Canto women’s choir.
The Singing Men of Morningside, founded in 1997, is an all-male chorus consisting of students from a variety of majors and disciplines on the Morningside campus. The group specializes in performing music from the “Morningside College Songbook” and frequently performs the national anthem at sporting events throughout Siouxland. The singers will be performing “My Anchor Holds” by W.C Martin/D.B. Towner and “Manly Men” by Kurt Knecht. Watson directs the Singing Men of Morningside.
The Morningside Outdoor Band (MOB) is an athletic ensemble that performs and entertains at all Morningside College home football games. The band plays as a pep band during the game and performs a half-time show. Among other things, the MOB will play “Disco Inferno” by Leroy Green and Ron Kersey, “Brick House” by the Commodores, and “On Morningside” (Morningside’s Fight Song). Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant professor of music and director of bands, will direct the MOB with student Emily Cox of Council Bluffs, Iowa, as field commander and student Autumn Collier of Gallatin, Tenn., as the assistant field commander.