Lakewood, N.J., May 14, 2019—Celebrate spring with the Georgian Court Community Chorale’s spring concert. On Saturday, May 18, enjoy a wide range of music from a Swahili adaption of the Lord’s Prayer to a medley from Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s South Pacific in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel on the Lakewood campus at 7:00 p.m.
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 Mulhall, director of the chorale, says that she cannot wait for the concert because she especially loves the music from South Pacific.
“It is so exciting, with a combination of funny, romantic, touching, and happy songs with familiar and beautiful melodies.”
Other songs included in the GCU Chorale’s concert will be:
- “I Carry Your Heart With Me,” with music by David Dickau and poem by e. e. cummings
- “Come to the Water” by John Foley
- “Nothin’ Gonna Stumble My Feet” by John Parker and Greg Gilpin
- “Worthy to Be Praised” by Byron J. Smith
- “Baba Yetu” by Kris Kiagiri (a Swahili adaption of the Lord’s Prayer from the video game Civilization IV)
“The first half of the concert will have such an interesting variety of songs—some featuring the men, some featuring the women, but all great music,” Ms. Mulhall adds. “’Baba Yetu’ will be exceptional with the added interest of djembe drums.”
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 2,400 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35 undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. In 2018, GCU was named a Best College for Your Money by Money Magazine. GCU has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Colleges of Distinction and was one of about 100 colleges nationwide that made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. 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, GCU at Cumberland, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.