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AU Chorus, Chamber Singers, Alfred Volunteer Choir prepare joint concert

The Alfred University Chorus and Chamber Singers and The Alfred Volunteer Choir will present “An Evening of English and American Song” on Friday, April 22, 2011, 8 p.m., in the new Miller Theater. Also participating in the program is The Alfred Volunteer Choir Company.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Luanne Crosby, professor of voice and chorus, directs the AU groups. The Alfred Volunteer Choir is directed by Laurel Buckwalter, University carillonneur and music technician. Buckwalter and Crystal Luk of Hong Kong are accompanists.

The program will include 15 songs: “All Creatures are Merry Minded” and “Weep, O Mine Eyes” performed by the Chamber Singers; “When Jesus Wept,” “Chester,” “The Lover’s Ghost” and “Nations Shall Learn War No More” by the University Chorus; “Soon I Will Be Done” and “My Love Walks in Velvet” by the Alfred Volunteer Choir Company;

Also, Two Settings of “Sure on this Shining Night” by the Chamber Singers: “Morten Lauridsen, by the Women’s Choir: “I Will Be Earth,” and “We Beheld Once Again the Stars: by the combined choirs; “Who Put the Bomp” by the Alfred Volunteer Choir Company, Crystal Luk, accompanist; and “Higher Ground,” “Keep Holding On” and “My Soul’s Been Anchored” by the University Chorus.

The AU Chamber Singers include: Jessica Antrobus of Orange Village, Ohio; Joy Frye, Washington, D.C.; Anna Kowalczuk, Scarsdale; Crystal Luk, Hong Kong; Pattilyn McLaughlin, Acra; Orthai (Janet) Ratphongkasem, Hong Kong; Emlyn Clark, Fayetteville; Caroline Falcone, Dix Hills; Alanna Gibson, Columbus, Ohio; Kaysey Hinkle, Camden; Kara Maillie, Honeoye Falls; Kate Truini, Roxbury, CT; Dennis Billings, Rexville; Sanjae Duncan, Brooklyn; Travis Johns, Buffalo; Jamie Lain, Canisteo; Justin Pietropaolo, Goshen; Ryan Thomas, Brattleboro, VT; and Henry Leung, Hong Kong.

The AU Chorus includes: Holly Durand, of Rehoboth, MA; Sara Egan, Hanson, MA; Dana Harris, Alpine; Elsie Geno, St. Paul, MN; Kristina Kelm, Canaan; Jenny Kirsch, Penfield; Cami Leisk, Attleboro, MA; Nicole Mekker, Liverpool; Jennifer Miranda, Bronx; Meagan Smith, Naples; Jackie Tomisman, Schenectady; Candace Turner, Dupont, WA; Molly Westfall, Holley; Gabrielle Cavanaugh, Whitesville; Dong Ding, China; Alyssa Evans, Boonville; Jessica Evans, Paducah, KY; Racheida Ewing, Brooklyn; Harley Frisbie, Kennebunk, Maine; Nicole Hutchinson, Mexico; Alanna Gibson, Columbus, Ohio; Emi Kikuchi, Japan; Allex Kirkland, Thorndike, Maine; Karen Li, Hong Kong; Xiang Li, China; Lauren Liburd, St. Thomas, VI; Amy Morrissey, Hornell; Jisun (Rachel) Oh, Great Neck; Rebekah Robinson, an Alfred State student from Alfred Station; Jessica Seyfried, Cheektowaga; Amanda Tuthill, East Amherst, Dennis Billings, an Alfred State student from Rexville; Ze Dong, China; Thomas Delmonte, Buffalo; Lihn Do, Vietnam; Peter Leone, Hamilton; Henry Leung, Hong Kong; Sulush Kidkarndee, Woodside; Colin Odom, Kennett Square, PA; Adrian To, Hong Kong; and Jay Vette, Mounte Airy, MD.

AU Faculty/Staff members in the chorus include: Dorothy Martelle, English adjunct; Susan Mayberry, professor of English; Timothy Cox, visiting Gertz assistant professor; Nancy Furlong, professor of psychology; Steve Crandall, director of Herrick Library and dean of libraries; Mark Guinan, director of Human Resources; Tom McDowell, professor emeritus of computer science; and David Toot, professor of physics.

Community members include: Kelly Perkins, Amanda Snyder, Helena Aldrich, Marion Weaver, Bill Laubert, Craig Mix, Blake Mayo, and Eugene Staiger.