McDaniel College Students Perform in College Choir Concert

McDaniel College's annual College Choir Concert is Sunday, November 24, 7 p.m. The performance, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Baker Memorial Chapel at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. McDaniel's 57th annual tree lighting ceremony follows the concert. The college choir presents "A Choral Banquet" under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, music professor and department chair, with David Kreider serving as accompanist. In addition to music from all over the world, the concert features several familiar carols during which audience participation is encouraged. According to Boudreaux, "Since this program takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, we are presenting a focus on the joys of aEUR~gathering together' for a joyful feast. Themes include food, of course, and also the longings for family and community that are the reasons we set time aside for such feasts throughout the year." She added, "On one end of the spectrum, we have a splendid baroque setting by Pachelbel of the Thanksgiving hymn aEUR~Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God),' complete with brass ensemble. On the other end, we'll present the more aEUR~down to earth' look at feasting by P.D.Q. Bach in the choral movements from aEUR~The Seasonings' with slide whistles and kazoos. In between, we have both serious and satirical settings by Palestrina, Mendelssohn, and contemporary composers such as Ysaye Barnwell, John Rutter, Eric Whitacre, and others." Among the students performing are: To view these students click here: