Lakewood, N.J., April 7, 2017—Join the Georgian Court Community Chorale for their 2017 spring concert, featuring a wide variety of both classical and popular music. Celebrate the season of renewal in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel on the Lakewood campus, on Saturday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to a medley of selections from the musical The Music Man, this year’s spring concert program will feature:
- “Dies Irae” from Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- “He, Watching over Israel” from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn
- “Where Your Bare Foot Walks” with lyrics from the poetry of Rumi, a 13th-century mystic
- “And the Glory of the Lord,” from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah
- “Handful of Keys” by Fats Waller, from the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’
- “Hebe” by Ernest Chausson, arranged by Mari Esabel Valverde, and sung in French
GCU Chorale singers are from the local and regional community and include men and women of all ages who travel from as far away as Princeton, Fair Lawn, and Little Egg Harbor to sing with the group. Karen Mullhall, director of the chorale, is excited about the variety and depth of this concert.
“The selections from The Music Man are timeless, and there will be ample opportunity for solos,” says Ms. Mulhall, who will play along with pianist Anna Schwartz on “A Handful of Keys” by Fats Waller, providing double piano accompaniment. “The composers range from Mozart and Mendelssohn to a contemporary classical composer with 20th-century harmonies, which will be exquisite.”
Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors; and free for students and GCU community members with ID. For more information, please call 732.948.9464.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 33 undergraduate majors and more than 10 graduate programs. In 2015, GCU was named #25 among MONEY® magazine’s “Top 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value” and a Best Bang for the Buck School by Washington Monthly. GCU has also been recognized by The Economist and Colleges of Distinction and is a Military Friendly® School. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.