Masterworks rehearsals will take place on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Shott Hall, beginning Monday, January 23, in preparation for the group’s spring performance, Thursday, April 12.
This spring’s Masterworks concert will feature the sacred and secular works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, including excerpts from Webber’s beloved “Requiem,” his Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and his touching ballad “Let Us Love in Peace.”
“The spring concert promises to inspire, challenge and delight,” said Dr. Barbara Hudson, associate professor of music and director of BC’s Masterworks Chorale, “both our singers and our listeners.”
The spring concert, Dr. Hudson said, will offer participants the opportunity to sing familiar favorites from Broadway, in addition to stage works that me be less familiar. The program, she added, will provide Masterworks members with the opportunity to learn the Latin text of portions of “Requiem.”
Membership in Masterworks is open to anyone from the ninth grade to adult “who loves to sing, can match pitch, and blend with a group.” No audition is required. Members are asked to pay a $29 fee during the first rehearsal for the cost of musical scores. Financial assistance is available to those who need it.
“I hope to see everyone back with us again this spring, along with lots of new faces for another great time of music-making,” said Dr. Hudson. “It’s been such a blessing to watch Masterworks grow, not just numerically, but also musically, but we need continued community participation to help sustain and build on that growth.”
Masterworks Chorale is a non-auditioned chorus composed of voices from both the college family and the community. The group performs classic choral works in concerts in both the winter and spring.
For more information, please contact the Bluefield College Department of Music by phone at 276-326-4258, or by e-mail at [email protected]