Student Performers present Collaborative Concert April 19

April 1st, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The Plymouth University Chamber Singers and Chorale will present Dances to Life, a collaborative concert for choir, four-hands piano, percussion and dancers Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. The Chamber Singers and Chorale are directed by Professor of Music Dan Perkins.

The central work of the concert, Mack Wilberg’s inspiring Dances to Life, includes members of the PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble with choreography by Interim Director of Dance Amanda Whitworth. PSU alumnus Kyle Masterson and his select choir from
Newfound Middle School will join the program. Pianists include Andrew Morrissey ’09,Constance Chesebrough and Alan DiBiasi. The percussionist is David Saunders ’09.

The program also includes works by Brahms, Stroope, Chilcott, Rutter and Wilberg.

The PSU Chamber Singers will premiere a composition by Professor of Music Jonathan Santore. Santore’s piece sets to music “Forgetting,” a poem by PSU Professor Emerita Jane Babin from her recently published book, Pearls in the Pond.

Babin is a Laconia native and alumna of PSU and the Franklin Pierce Law Center who spent the majority of her career as a professor in the PSU Department of Business.

A year after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2004, Babin retired from PSU and has devoted herself full time to writing about life with ALS, patients’ rights and doctor-patient communication; and speaking to medical school seminars and church congregations about these issues. In 2006 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by PSU for her work in these areas.

For information about the program contact Dr. Perkins at (603) 535-2367 or by e-mail to
Tickets for Dances to Life Are $12-10 for adults, $10-8 for seniors, $7-6 for youth and
$5-4 for PSU students with I.D. at the Silver Center box office, (603)535-ARTS or
(800) 779-3869.

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