LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University choirs, directed by Associate Professor Ronald E. Miller and accompanied by Kathleen Malenke, performed before a standing-room only audience at the Price Performance Center on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The concert, entitled “With a Little Bit of Luck (and Funding),” featured the University Choir, Cantori, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Men’s and Women’s ensembles.
The Cantori performed “A Red, Red Rose,” “Walking on the Green Grass,” “Jesus, I Adore Thee,” and “You Are Mine.” The Women’s Ensemble, conducted by James Vesey and accompanied by Margo Welshans, performed “Scarborough Fair,” “Gershwin for Girls,” and I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” from the musical South Pacific.
The Men’s Ensemble performed “Man of La Mancha” with a solo by James Vesey, “There is Nothin’ like a Dame” from the musical South Pacific, “With a Little Bit of Luck” from the musical My Fair Lady, and “Homeward Bound,” originally performed by Simon and Garfunkel.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed “Once Upon a Time” and “Blackbird/I Will” originally performed by the Beatles.
The University Choir performed “Regina Coeli, featuring soloists Kirstin Russell, a junior majoring in music; Haley Spigelmyer, a freshman majoring in Pre-K-4/Early Childhood Education; James Vesey, a junior majoring in music; and Phillip Sellers, a freshman majoring in Health Sciences; “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical Rent, “Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One,, and “Finale from The Gondoliers” with guest accompanist Jessica Walizer.
Of the concert, Professor Miller, director of choirs, stated, “We were very pleased to perform before such a large, enthusiastic audience. The students have been working very hard to hone their skills and they really put on a stellar performance. I could not be more proud.”