Chamber Singers and Concert Choir Presents A Spring Potpourri

The Chamber Singers and Concert Choir from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs on Thursday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the mainstage theatre (Building D). The concert is free and open to everyone.

The choir is directed by Dominick DiOrio, assistant professor of music at LSC-Montgomery, and Dr. Lisa M. Burrell, director of string ensemble.

The concert is a collection of songs and music evocative of Spring.

"The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are delighted to present Ralph Vaughan Williams' epic Five Mystical Songs with guest faculty voice instructor, Michael Walsh. Mr. Walsh is the recent recipient of the adjunct faculty excellence award and is an active professional performer throughout the greater Houston area,” said DiOrio. “The String Ensemble will also perform at the event, with selections by Gershwin and Corelli; and the Concert Choir will perform two works by Handel and Thompson. Come enjoy this festive evening of Spring music!"

Currently, DiOrio is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at Yale University. He received his master’s degree in choral conducting from Yale University in 2008, studying with noted professors Marguerite L. Brooks and Simon Carrington. DiOrio received his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2006, graduating summa cum laude.

For more information about the choir concert or the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021 or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, Lone Star College System is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.