The Lyndon State College Community Chorus and the NEK Community Orchestra will pool their talents to present “A Celebration of Song,” Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m., in the Alexander Twilight Theatre on the LSC campus. Both the Chorus and Orchestra are now under the direction of Janet Edmondson, an adjunct faculty member in Music and Performing Arts at LSC. Beth Norris and Bill Cotte, both having retired from their long-time conducting posts, will be featured as guest conductors for this concert. A reception in their honor will follow the performance. All are welcome to join in the celebration of their talents and dedication to their ensembles over the years.
The orchestra program will include Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1,” Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Haydn,” and “The Polar Express” Concert Suite by Alan Silvestri. The chorus will perform a set of “2 Jazz Madrigals” by contemporary composer Ron Drotos, Peter Lutkin’s “May the Lord Bless You and Keep You” (an LSC Chorus tradition), and “Winter Wonderland.” The chorus and orchestra will combine their talents to perform John Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from the Brahms Requiem.
Admission is by donation.