Art Notes


May 07, 2004

McDaniel College's Gospel Choir, alumni perform tomorrow

Eric Byrd, founder of the McDaniel College Gospel Choir, has invited choir alumni to add their voices to those of the current members for a 10th anniversary concert.

At least 50 alumni will join the 86-member Gospel Choir when it performs at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

The choir will perform songs from the past decade, including "Take a Trip (Gospel Ship)" by B. Chase Williams & the Shabach Choir, "I Believe" by Marvin Sapp, "Your House" by the St. Paul Sounds of Praise Chorale, "The Potter's House" by Tremaine Hawkins, and "No Trouble at the River" by the GMWA Mass Choir.

Other songs to be performed include "I Need You To Survive" by Hezekiah Walker, "Great Is Your Mercy" by Donnie McClurkin, "He's Alive" by Progressive Radio Choir, "Can't Give Up Now" by Mary Mary, and "The Battle is The Lord's" by Yolanda Adams.

The concert is free.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Jewelry maker to show works at wine reception

ArtWorks in Westminster will hold a wine reception to showcase the work of jewelry artist Jan Davis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at 105 E. Main St.

Davis combines semiprecious stones with vintage pieces, fine metals and finishes to create necklaces, watches and bracelets.

She will discuss her work and sell her designs.

ArtWorks will also hold an open-air workshop to create flip-flop shoes. This wearable art can be created by all ages.

Information: 410-871-9590.

Masterworks to present spring concert May 16

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 16 in Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College.

"German Requiem" by Brahms will be the focal point of the concert. Originally written in German, the work will be performed in English so the audience can comprehend the words as well as the emotions of grief, comfort and hope that the piece evokes.

The program will include other works by Brahms, as well as Bach, Clara Schumann, Palistrina and Handel.

A singalong will also be held.

Margaret Boudreaux will conduct the choir, accompanied by a full orchestra and by Melanie Many on piano and organ.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students, and free for McDaniel students with identification.

Tickets are available at the door and from choir members.

Information: 410-871-3371.

Kindermusik open house, demonstration set May 14

Kindermusik of Carroll County, a music education program for very young children, will hold an open house and demonstration May 14 at Coffey Music, 31 E. Main St., Westminster.

Teacher Debbie Henning will offer sample programs for three age groups. Sessions will be held at 10:15 a.m. for children 18 months old and younger; at 11 a.m. for children 18 months to 3 years; and at 11:45 a.m. for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Kindermusik focuses on child development and lays a foundation for musical growth and later instruction.

Registration is requested for the open house.

Information: 410-848-2473.

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