Autumn and the Rochester College Concert Band

Rochester College Musicians Join Together For Showcase 

Rochester College’s music department will present its annual Music Department Showcase featuring the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus, Autumn and the Rochester College Concert Band on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

The 40-member chorus will present a program spanning many years, nationalities and styles. It will include Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia,” a recent setting of “Ave Verum” by Philip Stopford and a Mark Butler spiritual.

Rochester College A Cappella Chorus Autumn

Rochester College A Cappella Chorus Autumn

Autumn is a small group that performs contemporary a cappella music. It is known for its tight harmony and its uplifting message in song.

The 70-member Rochester College Concert Band includes RC undergraduates and faculty, students from other area colleges, advanced high school musicians and adult community members. Among the featured selections will be Shostakovich’s masterwork “Festive Overture,” a setting of the hymn tune “Be Thou My Vision” by David Gillingham, “Far From Home” written by Julie Giroux to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force (1947-2007), and a medley of Big Band era tunes.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Church of Christ at 250 West Avon Road in Rochester Hills. Because of the larger seating capacity, no tickets are required, but small donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.rc.edu/music, e-mail music@rc.edu or call (248) 218-2149.

Founded in 1959, Rochester College is an accredited, independent liberal arts college that pursues academic excellence in a Christian setting. With more than 1,000 students, both in traditional and adult learning programs, RC offers bachelor degree programs at four locations and a master’s degree in religious education.

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