Live music returns to Fullerton Auditorium on Sunday, April 18, as the Limestone University & Community Chorus presents “A Classic Spring Choral Concert” starting at 3 p.m.
Classic composers to be represented as part of the concert will include Purcell, Gabriel Faure, and Andre Thomas. Popular tunes will include “Stormy Weather” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” as well as a medley of Broadway tunes including “One” from A Chorus Line, “Tradition” from Fiddler on the Roof, “Sun and Moon” from Miss Saigon, and “Do You Hear the People Sing” from Les Misérables.
The concert is being dedicated to the memory of Jean Painter, the mother/mother-in-law of community member Sharon Thompson and Professor Dr. David Thompson; John Travers, former Limestone Board of Trustees member; and former community chorus member Nanda Bedenbaugh.
The public is invited to attend the concert, and admission is free. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, social distancing protocols will be followed.
“We are excited to be taking the stage ‘live’ again to celebrate the arrival and hope of spring with selections such as ‘Summer is a Coming In,’ and ‘The Bee,’” said Dr. Gena Poovey, Limestone’s Director of Choral Activities. “To memorialize friends of the community lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are performing ‘Lux Aeterna,’ and to celebrate the strength of our country, we will be performing “I Hear America Singing.” To contribute to the hope of when the music and theatre industries can be fully open again, we are doing a medley entitled ‘Broadway Blockbusters,’ which highlights tunes from Broadway's longest running shows. We continue to operate with health and safety measures in place, and we will incorporate some visual effects related to those efforts as well.
“At the beginning of the semester, our students reflected on what they have learned during the pandemic that is important to community,” she added. “Their answers, such as compassion, patience, understanding, peace, love, and joy influenced the selection of the songs programmed for the concert.”
Poovey will be the concert’s conductor, while David Thompson will serve as the accompanist.