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LSC-Kingwood’s Concert Choir pays tribute to Dr. King

LSC-Kingwood’s Concert Choir pays tribute to Dr. King
LSC-Kingwood’s Concert Choir will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a performance on Oct. 25.

Entertainment and remembrance are two of many themes incorporated in the Concert Choir’s next show.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the community, employees and students are invited to the Concert Choir’s first fall performance at 7:30 p.m. in Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Music Recital Hall. The 38 youthful and joyous voices will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This piece is one of the most moving and unusual works I have heard in a long time,” said Dr. Todd Miller, conductor and professor of music at LSC-Kingwood.

The choir will perform a song written in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech. Written by English composer Ian David Coleman, “The Trumpet Sounds Within-A My Soul” includes a bluesy trumpet solo that embodies the struggles of African Americans.

“To combine trumpet with choir is unusual enough, but the composer also includes the African- American Spiritual, ‘Steal Away’, with the White Spiritual, ‘What A Friend We Have in Jesus’, to highlight the irony of the struggles and interrelation of these groups in American history,” Miller said.

Guest artists will include music faculty Dr. Rob Hunt, piano, and Pat Brink, trumpet/flugelhorn solo. The choir will also perform a variety of works by Mozart, Schubert and Vaughan Williams. The concert will conclude with several arrangements of American folk songs and other works from the American Songbook.

General admission tickets are $7 per person. The Concert Choir at LSC-Kingwood is a highly diverse group of students that include both music majors and non-majors who hail from high schools all over greater Houston and the world. To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Dr. Miller at todd.r.miller@lonestar.edu.

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