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The Lakeland College concert band and the college's choirs will perform during their annual Fall Concert at Sunday, Nov. 9, beginning at 3 p.m.
Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The combined Lakeland choirs, under the direction of Janet L. Herrick, will open the concert with a performance of Lakeland's alma mater, guest conducted by Becky Sue Windisch-Marcus, a 1996 Lakeland graduate.
The Lakeland Frauenchor is singing music by female composers and/or arrangers. Included are works by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Joan C. Varner, Ruth E. Schram, Earlene Rentz and Cynthia Gray.
Lakeland's Concert Choir will perform a diverse lineup including works from the 16th Century to the present.
Joelle Barrett, Lakeland's instructor of music education and voice, will be featured on Mozart's "Laudate Dominum" from "Vesperae solennes de confessore." Barrett is soprano section leader with the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus and is frequently featured as a soloist with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. She will be singing "O Holy Night" at the SSO's "Christmas Treasures" concert this December.
"It's an amazingly beautiful piece that is enormously challenging for a soprano," Herrick said. "One of our students will sing it on our annual choir tour this coming spring."
"Baba Yetu" is by a young American composer, Christopher Tin, and is Swahili for "The Lord's Prayer." The piece, which will be sung in Swahili, was used in "The Lion King" and is featured in the video game "Civilization IV." Lakeland students have created accompaniment parts for both standard and African percussion instruments.
The Concert Choir will finish up with the spiritual "Peter, Go Ring Dem Bells," which will feature pianist Arthur Johnson, also a member of Lakeland's music faculty.
The Lakeland Concert Band will perform works of John Williams, F. E. Bigelow, Michael Brown, Michael Sweeney and Samuel Hazo.
The Schilcutt Handbell Ensemble will close the concert in the lobby with three works arranged by Herrick, including "Come Sail Away" by the popular rock group Styx and the title song of the hit musical "Mamma Mia."