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The Master Chorale will be sharing its 21st year with its Spring Concert XXI. The concert will be performed under the direction of Don Johnson at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at the Dorothy Corsberg Theater at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

Featuring music from American composers, the Master Chorale will open the program with “Colorado Trail.”

They will continue with “Poor Man Lazrus,” “Elijah Rock,” “God Bless the Child,” “Go Down Moses,” “Behold Man” featuring the Men of the Chorale, “Alleluia,” “The Last Words of David,” “Georgy Girl” and “The Impossible Dream” with Annette Lambrecht directing and featuring the Women of the Chorale.

The first half closes with music from “West Side Story.”

The second half will feature “Zion’s Walls,” “Ye Followers of the Lamb,” “Ching-A-Ring-Chaw,” “Stomp Your Foot,” “We Shall Overcome” and “Shenandoah.” A piano solo “The Union” will be performed by Mary Smith.

The Chorale will continue with patriotic music, “God Bless America” featuring narrator Don Carey and soloist Nancy Bohac, “America the Beautiful,” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

There are 54 members of the Master Chorale, under the direction of Don Johnson.

Accompanists are Piano, Elsie Fetzer and Mary Smith; percussion, Lee Lippstrew; violin, Sam Edgar; and bass violin, Jeff Schiel.

Tickets for the performance may be purchased at KC’s Music & Electronics, Key Bank, Master Chorale members or call Larry at 522-1015, Rita at 522-5427 or at the door the day of the performance. Students 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.


Holyoke Enterprise May 3, 2012