Concert Choir welcomes spring

  • Monday, March 26, 2012

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 26, 2012)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir lifts its voices in song welcoming spring to the Shore on Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.

    The eighteen-member choral group is under the direction of Dr. Roy Belfield. 

    The concert "…will be eclectic with something for everyone," he said.  He has selected 12 pieces for the choir to perform, five of which will be with the piano accompaniment of Dr. Troy Banks of Salisbury University.  The selections range from standard choral pieces and spirituals to gospel music.  The event is free and open to the public.

    Belfield has also challenged choir members to learn a new piece in Latin to add to their repertoire for a weekend tour to Winston-Salem, N.C., and Petersburg, Va., April 28-29.  Prior to that, the choir will perform at the Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church in Cambridge on April 21 and at the UMES Honors Band and Choir Concert on April 22 at 4 p.m. in the campus' performing arts center.

    Call 410-651-6571 for more information.

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.  

    Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, wrobinson3@umes.edu.