Sept. 28, 2009
The Morningside College Music Department will present a fall choral concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., on the college’s campus. This is a free event open to the
The Morningside College Choir, Bel Canto women’s choir, the Singing Men of Morningside and the Eclectix Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be performing.
The Morningside College Choir is an auditioned choir of approximately 40 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 “Hands Cannot Hold” by James Fritschel and “Os justi meditabitur sapientiam” by Anton Bruckner. The Morningside College Choir is directed by Tim Watson, assistant professor of music, with accompanist Michele Grossman.
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 “Elizabeth’s Ave” by Lana Walters and “Autumn” by Eleanor Daley during the fall concert. Jill Wilson, visiting instructor of music, is the director of the Bel Canto women’s choir and Jayne Koch is the accompanist.
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 such songs as “Tell My Father” by Frank Wildhorn and “Manly Men” by Kurt Knecht. Watson directs the Singing Men of Morningside with Koch as the accompanist.
The Eclectix perform an eclectic mix of jazz, show and pop tunes both a capella and with a rhythm section. The singers have been featured on public radio broadcasts and at informal parties and gatherings throughout the Siouxland community. This group will be singing “True Colors” by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and “Chili Con Carne” by Anders Edenroth. Watson is the director of the Eclectix.