Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Clark College Chorale present their 2014 Winter Concert Mar. 6

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The Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Clark College Chorale under the direction of April Duvic will present their 2014 Winter Concert, “From the Poet’s Mind to the Composer’s Pen,” Thursday, Mar. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The concert is free and open to the public.

In a program of incredible choral music inspired by remarkable poetry, the choirs will present works by Samuel Barber, Rene Clausen, Z. Randall Stroope, Randall Thompson and Vancouver’s own Dr. Matt Doran as well as others. The poetry of Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Louise Bogan, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sara Teasdale, John Donne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Butler Yeats, Kahlil Gibran, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, and the late child phenom Mattie J. T. Stepanek are featured in this concert.

The Women’s Ensemble will perform the Northwest premiere of I Want to Die While You Love Me composed by Rosephanye Powell with the text of poet Georgia Douglas Johnson. The piece was commissioned by the 2013 Women’s Commission Consortium of the American Choral Directors Association. In first-time collaboration, students from English 269, American Literature, will present displays on several of the poets as well as read poems. For more information, call Shelly Williams at 360-992-2662.