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Andrews University Chorale and Singers will present thoughtful and edifying narratives on the seasons of life, love, gratitude, passion, hope, and justice. This seasonal concert is offered as a balm to help melt the winter blues away. Some of the concert’s repertoire includes:
Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changing” – The words to his song are more poignant than ever before
“And So It Goes” by Billy Joel illustrates how heartache and lost love are respectfully entwined with abiding hope.
Kim André Arnesen’s “What is Peace?” – Peace is fire! Peace is passion! Peace must be waged against war!
Charles Reid, internationally renowned tenor and Andrews University DOM faculty joins the University Singers in a set of pieces by Mark Miller – “I Believe”, “Lament”, and “Show Us How to Love”. The eloquence of the message and delivery make this an elegant centerpiece in the program
Susan Zork’s “Love Unsurpassed” – An endearing song written for and sung to her first and only love
Andrea Ramsey’s “Tell My Father, I Love Him” – In sweet devotion to his father, the music shares excerpts from the letter of a dying civil war soldier
The concert concludes with words of assurance from an Irish proverb “…When times are hard, may hardness never turn your heart to stone…” and eloquently expressed in Elaine Hagenberg’s
setting of “You Do Not Walk Alone
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Howard Performing Arts Center, Department of Music, Choir, Spring
Andrews University, "Winter Choir Concert" (2023). Concerts and Event Programs 2022-2023. 23.