Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble presents “Why We Sing!” June 8
The Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble join forces at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, June 8, in “Why We Sing,” in Clark’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way in Vancouver. The Women’s Ensemble will begin the program with “Little David, Play on Your Harp,” a traditional American spiritual. Other selections include premieres of two works for treble choir, “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep,” by Clark alumnus Brandon Stewart and “A Red, Red Rose” by Clark music professor Dr. Donald Appert. The choral ensemble will close their portion of the program with the Duke Ellington hit “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing).” The Clark College Vocal Jazz Ensemble will continue the swinging rhythms with several jazz tunes, including “In the Wee Small Hours,” “One-Note Samba,” “Mercy, Rosetta,” and “Melody Stomp,” before the two choirs combine to conclude the concert with their affirming title work “Why We Sing.” The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Peggy Winston at 360-992-2662.