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Grand Island Community Chorus to perform

by jmaloni
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:25 pm

The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its spring concert, "Music Among Friends," at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7.

The public is invited to this community musical event, which will be presented at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Baseline Road.

The chorus is conducted by Carolyn Lokken, former choral music teacher at Grand Island High School. The ensemble includes residents of Grand Island and nearby communities. The concert will feature a variety of musical styles: ballads, show tunes, Welsh and Scottish folk melodies, and songs drawn from classical composers Antonin Dvorak and Guiseppe Pitoni as well as contemporary songwriters, including Sting and Dolly Parton.

The concert is free with a good will offering appreciated. Refreshments will be provided following the concert.

Featured soloist for the concert will be Jill Masters Neuhaus, a 1996 graduate of Grand Island High School. She has been featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Buffalo Choral Arts Society, Ars Nova, and Buffalo Chamber Players. Neuhaus attended Duquesne University as a voice performance major. She received a master's degree in music education from the University at Buffalo. She currently is choral director at Kenmore East High School. In 2016 she received the Music Educator of the Year award from SUNY Buffalo State.

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