Vocalists Win Statewide Competition Awards

Abigail LeitchAbigail Leitch (left) and McKenzie Schafer earned top awards in the Michigan NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) solo vocal auditions held recently on the campus of Grand Valley State University. Leitch earned first place in the First-Year College Women category, while Schafer took third place among Second-Year College Women. Both are voice students of Albion professor Maureen Balke.

Albion College Presents Annual Lessons and Carols

The Albion College Music Department proudly presents its beloved Lessons and Carols program, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.

This year’s program is under the direction of Albion College alumnus Dr. Clayton Parr, '80.

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was designed by Archbishop E. W. Benson for use in the cathedral at Truro, England. The first formal event was held there on Christmas Eve, 1880. The service was later modified for use in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918 by the Very Reverend Eric Milner-White, who was Dean of the Chapel at that time. The late David L. Strickler introduced the service to Albion College in 1966. It has been a cherished tradition ever since.

The Lessons and Carols program is free and open to the public. For more information, email or call (517)-629-0481.

Jazz Ensemble Plays Goodrich Chapel

Albion College's Jazz Ensemble returns home with a concert in Goodrich Chapel on Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The popular "house band" at Albion Cascarelli's for several years, the ensemble's Goodrich Chapel concert will feature many of its favorite pieces as well as music new to Albion audiences.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact ensemble director Jim Ball, or 517/629-0481.

Orchestra Concert Highlights Inner Talents

Albion College's Symphony Orchestra associate conductor and bass instructor are featured on their concert of 20th-century music Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in the College Goodrich Chapel.

Adjunct bass instructor Ed Fedewa moves center stage performing Serge Koussevitzky's Double Bass Concerto, while associate conductor Drew Dunham conducts his arrangement from Bartok's "Hungarian Peasant Songs." Rounding out the concert are "Ein Marchen," Czech composer Josef Suk's suite inspired by four Czech folk tales, and Sibelius's masterpiece "Finlandia," performed with the Albion College Concert Choir.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Music Department, or 517/629-0481.

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