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Hear the Sounds: “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” Choir Concert on October 18

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s music department presents the first choir concert of the season, “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Mark Marotto, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at LSC-Montgomery, will present a selection of choral works that capture contrasts of light and evoke the transition from night into day. The program will include works by Claude Debussy and Williametta Spencer, as well as “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” a choral arrangement of the Dolly Parton hit. Nicole Niederer will be the accompanist.

Additionally, the concert will feature guest artist Alejandro Montiel, adjunct professor of guitar at LSC-Montgomery. Montiel will accompany the Chamber Singers in Jeffrey Van’s “A Procession of Winding Around Me,” a work based on Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry.

This is the first LSC-Montgomery concert for Marotto, who joined the college this fall after leading the choral programs at Eastern Michigan University and Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He has lived and worked in five countries and completed his doctorate in choral conducting at the University of Michigan under Jerry Blackstone.  

Concert tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.  

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Marotto at 936.273.7270, 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 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.