Many Voices, One Song is the theme of The Encore! Honors Choir performance at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. Approximately 65 singers from the inaugural Encore! Honors Choir will be converging on Coshocton on Saturday, February 14. They will travel from all points in Ohio and from college campuses in several states for a weekend of reunion and music making, culminating in the 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon concert. The 20th edition of the Cardinal Chorale, chosen from last summer’s Encore! Choir, will also sing in the performance.
The Encore! Honors Choir will be conducted by Charles R. Snyder and Beth E. Vaughn, and accompanied by pianists Caroline S. Heading, Matthew P. Downing and Matthew K. McTeague, and percussionist Matthew H. Hayes.
Conductor, Charles R. Snyder says that the concert will include sacred and classical selections, patriotic favorites, songs from stage and screen, and several songs from the Fred Waring collection at Penn State University. The Coshocton Community Choir will join the Encore! Choir for the finale.
‘Come, Lift Your Voice and Sing,’ written for the Encore! Honors Choir by Columbus composer Garry A. Cornell, will also be featured at the concert, along with his arrangement of America – ‘Let Mortal Tongues Awake,’ and his setting of the old Irish blessing, which he has titled ‘Song of Farewell.’
“Audience favorites will include ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,’ ‘Let Me Call You Sweetheart,’ ‘The New Girl in Town,’ and the gospel song, ‘Praise His Holy Name’,” added Snyder.
The first Encore! Honors Choir met last August at Hallowed Hills Camp near Zanesville, and 95 enthusiastic singers participated. The comprehensive program included rehearsals, class voice lessons, daily workshops, interest sessions and recreation, evening concerts and campfires. Dates for the 2015 […]