Endicott Singers, Harmonelle and Bassline present Sounds
L-R Top: Will Maier, Jesse Castleman, Deven Clements, Deanna Christopher
Bottom: James Ricker, Erin Merritt, Amy Zylberman, and Gail LeBrun
BEVERLY – Endicott College is pleased to present Sounds at the Rose Performance Hall, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly on Sunday November 13 at 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 for General admission. Reserve tickets at tickets.endicott.edu or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700.
As part of their year-long homage to poetry, Professors Becca Kenneally and Thomas Smoker direct the acclaimed mixed chorus Endicott Singers, Harmonelle (select women’s chorus) and Bassline (select men’s chorus) performing choral works of poetry reflecting the spirit of autumn and the holidays. Accompanied by KeunYoung Sun, piano, and Abigail Tjornehoj, flute, this performance will entertain all ages with diverse styles – from Haydn to Gospel!
“I love directing this concert each year,” Kenneally said. Kenneally, recent second-place recipient of the American Prize for youth choirs, pointed out that so much beautiful music is written about fall, but in the rush to December, it is often overlooked.
“The singers love performing ‘Autumn Leaves,’ the jazz classic, as well as a harvest anthem by contemporary composer Daniel Pinkham. The classic New England pieces from Frostiana, by poet Robert Frost and composer Randall Thompson, are favorites as well,” she said.
Of the 34 singers and accompanists in the group, many are North Shore natives, including: Rebecca Kenneally, conductor, of Marblehead, MA; Keun-Young Sun, pianist, of Wakefield, MA; Thomas Smoker of Essex, MA; Ian Kaeding and Ryan Goulart of Peabody, MA; Nick Albina of Beverly, MA; Deanna Christopher of Chelmsford; MA; Ashley Whippen of Ipswich, MA; and Gail LeBrun of Gloucester, MA.
Endicott College students have opportunities to explore their interests in dance, music and theatre. The School of Visual and Performing Arts sponsors the Jazz Band, Dance Ensemble, Endicott Singers, the student a cappella group ECHO, Rock Band, and the Chamber Ensemble. Furthermore the School maintains special relationships with the Boston Ballet, Boston Children’s Theatre and Symphony by the Sea.
Admission is $5 for General admission and free for Endicott College ID holders. Reserve tickets at tickets.endicott.edu or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700. For more information about the Endicott Singers or the Center for the Arts, please contact Becca Kenneally, Performing Arts Chair, at email@example.com or (978) 232-2397; or you can visit the Endicott College Center for the Arts web page at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.