Church Street Boys and Jazz Choir Concert

Vocal groups perform November 11

A night of fun music awaits those who attend a concert presented by the Church Street Boys and the Jazz Choir of Swinney Conservatory of Music. The concert will be held Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.

The Church Street Boys, directed by Dr. Ron Atteberry, CMU assistant professor of music, take their theme for the night from "Brothers, Sing On" by McKinney. Their "Ave Maria" by Bieble is a blend of eight vocal lines set to the Latin text.

They will perform several spirituals, including "Climbin' up the Mountain," arranged by William Smith; "Poor Man Lazarus" by Hairston; and "Steal Away" by Hughes.

Contemporary music will include "All by Myself" by Carmen; and Broadway tunes "Memory" from Cats, arranged by Leavitt for male voices; and "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables also arranged by Leavitt.

Accompanying the Church Street Boys will be Levi Gerke (junior, Pilot Grove).

The Jazz Choir is directed by Dr. Claude Westfall, CMU assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. The choir will have something in its repertoire to please all audience members.

They will perform Billy Joel's "Longest Time," arranged by Sharon and Raugh; Mercer and Mancini's incomparable "Moon River," arranged by Zegree; "Orange Colored Sky" written by DeLugg and Stein, and arranged by CMU alumna Kristen Jennerjohn (2012);

"Alto's Lament" by Goldrich and Heisler, featuring soloist Britney Kelcher (freshman, St. Charles); the Ukranian folk song "Carol of the Bells," arranged by Pentatonix; and the edgy Goyte song "Somebody That I Used to Know," also arranged by Pentatonix.

The concert is open to the public and is free.

Church Street Boys

Tenors: Zach Fincher (junior, Lebanon), Brad Smith (junior, Mexico), Brian Thode (senior, Crystal City), Hershel Williams III (junior, Buffalo), Austin Long (junior, Monroe City), Aiden Smith (sophomore, Waynesville), Thomas Waggoner (freshman, Fayette), and Alex Young (freshman, Lebanon);

Basses: Collin Guill (freshman, Harrisburg), Dane Johnson (senior, Columbia), Luke McKinney (senior, Harrisburg), Taylor Rouse (sophomore, Columbia), Matt Bricker (sophomore, Monett), Josh Goggin (sophomore, St. Louis), Daniel Long (senior, Odessa) and Archer Tribett (junior, Little Rock, Ark.)

CMU Jazz Choir

Crystal Beeler (sophomore, Fayette), Cal Bergthold (senior, Paris), Angela Biondo (junior, St. Charles), Daniel Jones (junior, St. Ann), Britney Kelcher (freshman, St. Charles), Austin Long, Melanie Richards (sophomore, Harrisburg), Kaitlin Romine (junior, Cuba), Archer Tribett, Hershell Williams III, and Alex Young


Posted November 1, 2013