Archive for Thursday, December 7, 2000

Choral groups to combine forces for Christmas show

December 7, 2000

Three choral groups will comine voices in a performance of John Rutter's "Magnificat" at 3 p.m., Dec. 10 at Trinity united Methodist Church, 52st. Street and Parallel.

The Kansas City Community College Community Chorus and Concert Choir will be joined by the Old Mission United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in the free concert directed by Dale Shetler.

Each of the choirs will first perform separately. The Community Chorus will perform "O Come, O Come Emanuel. The Old Mission Chancel Choir will perform "E'on So Lord Jesus Quickly Come" and the Kansas City Community College Choir will perform "Ava Maria".

The groups will then join forces for Rutter's "Magnificat." The group will be accompanied by an orchestra.

Debra Sowerwine, an instructor of voice at KCKCC who just returned from a performance in Washington D.C., will be the soprano soloist in the seven-piece movement.

"This is absolutely the most beautiful music you will ever hear at one setting," Shelter said. "From the sublime pastoral settings of 'Of a Rose' and "Esurientes" to the earthy, rhythmic 'Fecit Potentiam,' it's a musical experience that no one should miss."

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