by Karen Kholer
As spring blooms and the end of the semester approaches many events come with it, so here are two more to mark your calendars for! Roanoke College Choir will be putting on two free spring concerts! The first will be on Sunday, April 24th at 4:00 P.M. in the Olin Theater. This will probably be the easier one to attend if you are not a graduating senior since the second falls after exams on May 6th at 7:30 P.M. also in the Olin Theater. The second is the night before Commencement and is specifically a goodbye concert for the seniors but is open to the public!
Our choir director, Dr.Sandborg urges everyone to come out to see a “great blend of interesting, beautiful music from around the world.” There will also be Broadway hits that the choir learned for their previous Off Broadway On Campus show featured if you’re a musical theater fan! Sandborg says the general theme of the concerts will be a lighter repertoire to go with the theme of springtime and the later of course will be a goodbye theme. The first concert will feature songs from Sweden, England, and the U.S.
Sandborg expressed being very proud of all his students and that they are all MVPs in his books and he hopes everyone will come out to support them. All the students put a lot of work into these songs, practicing three nights a week for the entire semester. This is the process for every semester so you can see that these students made a big commitment to choir and really care about their contributions.
If you’re interested in joining choir next semester there is an audition process but it is fairly painless! Feel free to reach out to Dr.Sandborg at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you just want to know more! For now, mark your calendars and come out to see the concerts and see what you think! From hearing the choir previously I can say they are quite impressive and I’m sure you’ll have a great time!