March 8, 2010
Morningside College will present a spring choral concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The choir concert will feature the Morningside College Choir, Bel Canto, Singing Men and the Eclectix jazz choir. This event is free and open to the public.
The Morningside College Choir is an auditioned choir of approximately 40 students. Annual tours have taken the choir across the United States and to many of the famed concert halls and the cathedrals of Europe. The group will be performing songs such as “My Soul’s Been Anchored” by Moses Hogan and “Sleep” by Eric Witacre. The Morningside College Choir is directed by Tim Watson, assistant professor of music.
Bel Canto women’s choir is a unique group of female singers dedicated to the performance of music composed specifically for women's voices. The women will perform songs such as “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Bradley Ellingboe and accompanied by Dr. Dan Auerbach. Jill Wilson, assistant professor of music education, is the director of the Bel Canto women’s choir, and Jayne Koch is the accompanist.
The Singing Men of Morningside, founded in 1997, is an all-male chorus consisting of students from a variety of majors and disciplines on the Morningside campus. The group specializes in performing music from the “Morningside College Songbook” and frequently performs the national anthem at sporting events throughout Siouxland. The singers will be performing songs such as “The Awakening” by Joseph Martin and “Exultate Justi in Domino” by Brant Adams. Watson directs the Singing Men of Morningside with Koch as the accompanist.
The Eclectix perform an eclectic mix of jazz, show and pop tunes both a capella and with a rhythm section. The singers have been featured on public radio broadcasts and at informal parties and gatherings throughout the Siouxland community. This group will be singing songs such as “Chili Con Carne” by Anders Edenroth and “Mario Kart Love” by Sam Hart. Watson is the director of the Eclectix.