Over 40 Chamber Singers made the Recital Hall of the Lone Star Kingwood College tremble with emotion when their voices performed powerful songs of the Spring Concert Program on Tuesday March 27.
The concert began with a surprising entrance of the Basses and Tenors fulfilling the Hall with low notes and right behind them the Altos and Sopranos gave melody to the first song Elijah Rock composed by Jester Hairston.
Dr. Todd R. Miller a tenor and conductor with a wide range of performance experience in opera, musical theater, symphony , choral and church music, directed the singers to perform the second piece from W.A. Mozart Regina Coeli which made some of the audience sing along during the "alleluia" sections. Esto les Digo was the next song in the program and with the clarity of the lyrics in Spanish, the singers showed their versatility to perform in other languages.
Pianist and professor of Music at Lone Star College, Jay K. Whatley, played beautifully and helped the singers to be in tone for the performance of songs like Sure on this Shining Night and in the Sweet By and By.
The concert closed with an spectacular African American Spiritual song that is among the finest arrangements of Moses Hogan a native of New Orleans, The Battle of Jericho has excitement, suspense and a harmony that lifted up the hearts of the audience as the singers' voices keep increasing their intensity to get to the peak point when soprano soloist Amanda Merrick blew our minds with a strong note, proving that the Kingwood College Chamber Singers have an amazing capacity to give a world class concert to our community.
The Kingwood College Fine Arts department offers a wide range of events like Dance concerts, Drama theater, art galleries and music concerts. For more information check the calendar of events and enjoy the show!