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MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers hosts concert, lasagna fundraiser

The MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will host a Lasagna Dinner and Fall Homecoming Choral Showcase Concert on Thursday, Oct. 17, at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street in Morehead. Dinner takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with the concert following at 7:30 p.m.   

The lasagna dinner will include salad, bread, desserts and drinks (sweet and unsweet tea, lemonade and water). The MSU Concert Choir will begin with three pieces: William Billing’s “I am the Rose of Sharon,” Craig Hella Johnson’s “Let the River Run” and the first movement of John Rutter’s “Gloria.” They will also sing Eric Barnum’s “Afternoon on a Hill.”   

MSU’s Chamber Singers, Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Black Gospel Ensemble will join the Concert Choir for the Homecoming Choral Showcase Concert.  

The all-men Chamber Singers will perform two early music pieces, two songs by English composers and two spiritual arrangements. Dr. Eric Brown, assistant professor of voice at MSU, will join the men for Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “I got me flowers” from “Five Mystical Songs.” The men will also perform King Singer’s arrangement of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s “The Long Day Closes.” Spiritual arrangements include “Steal Away” and “Little Lamb.”  

The Jazz Vocal Ensemble will continue with “Killer Joe” arranged by Ron McCurdy, “Over the Hill is Home” by Alvin Chea and Cedric Dent, and “Meet the Flintstones” arranged by Dave Barduhn. The Black Gospel Ensemble will close the concert with “Jesus, I Love You” by Jason Nelson, “Love Theory” by Kirk Franklin and “Do Not Pass Me By” by Douglas Miller.  

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Admission to the concert is free. The proceeds will go to support MSU Concert Choir’s concert tours. To reserve tickets, leave a message with Brooklyn Ison at 859-200-4428.   

You can receive a free ticket if you donate a lasagna for the event. Please call 859-200-4428 to notify the choir that you are cooking.  

For more information on MSU’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, visit, email or call 606-783-2473.