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GCU Chorale Offers Spring Concert to Celebrate the Season

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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.

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is 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 through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.