Clark College presents “With a Song in Our Hearts”
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble directed by April Brookins Duvic, hosts special guests the Columbia River Chorus, directed by Paul Olguin, in “With a Song in Our Hearts” on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Gaiser Hall Student Center on Clark College campus. The Clark Women’s Ensemble program includes both thoughtful and uplifting works, portraying the power and beauty of music and singing, including the spiritual Little David Play on Your Harp, When I Am Silent inspired by the composer’s tour of the WWII concentration camp Auchwitz, former Clark College music professor, Gordon Trousdale’s setting of e.e. cummings work, if there are any heavens, and the frolicking Tching-Tchinga-Ryah by David Maddux. The Columbia River Chapter of Sweet Adelines International was chartered in Vancouver, WA in December of 1962. The award-winning chorus of about 30 women from all walks of life, were recently awarded 3rd place in the small chorus category at their regional competition in Spokane, competing with choruses from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Their director, Paul Olguin, is a composer, arranger, quartet singer, Barbershop Harmony Society faculty member and director! Sweet Adelines, Int'l is composed of choruses from all over the world and is celebrating its 70th year of sharing the barbershop style of singing. The choirs will combine to perform two works, Why We Sing and How Can We Keep from Singing in this inaugural choral collaboration. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call April Duvic, 360-992-2245 or Shelly Williams, 360-992-2662.