Spring Features Concerts
Music department finishes year on high note
The York College Celebration Singers and Concert Choir put the final touches on a great year with their annual spring concerts.
Audiences were taken back a few decades in time, as they listened to a repertoire of great ’70s solos and group numbers that were performed over the weekend. The Celebration Singers, directed by Dr. Clark Roush and assistant director Sara Firm, produced a very entertaining That 70's Show to close out the semester.
The high energy program was a blast from the past, and included such numbers as Fire and Rain, Superstar, One, The Cat's in the Cradle and the ever popular Abba Medley. Singers were decked out in a variety of wardrobe costumes and accessories that helped to complete the trip back in time.
Roush expressed gratitude to Firm: “I am very proud of Sara. She has been my ‘right-hand-woman’ for three years. We crafted the vision for this show together, and she has done a huge amount of the work for it.”
Selections such as He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven and Land of Crystal Dreams transported the listener to a peaceful, tranquil place in the world. In Do You Fear the Wind?, the men of the choir were able to step out of the traditional choir sound with a more glee club performance that ended with the words, “You'll grow ragged and weary and swarthy, but you'll walk like a man!” A wonderful conclusion to the concert was the choir's performance of Franz Joseph Haydn‘s The Heavens Are Telling.
Dr. Roush was right on the money in a Panther Press interview about the audience being in for a treat. "It was great music done by great people in a great way!"