The Lincoln College Spring Choral Concert will feature a wide range of music and styles, ranging from Bach to Billy Joel and including “I Dream a World,” which was written by Andre Thomas in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attack and dedicated to “the mighty souls who gave up their lives that we might come together in peace”
The concert will be Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, beginning at 7 p.m. on the main stage of the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the Lincoln College Campus. Admission is free.
Concert director is Peter Miller, adjunct professor of music, at the College. Miller is the former Director of Music at MacMurray College in Jacksonville and also teaches music at Holy Family Catholic School in Decatur. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois and has also taught at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, and Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.
Among the highlights of the concert will be Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies, Everybody Rejoice from The Wiz, Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof, A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins and Lullaby (Goodnight my Angel) by Billy Joel. Among the classical selections will be Lift Thine Eyes by Felix Mendelssohn, Claude Debussey’s Peaceful Evening, and Lord God, We Worship Thee, by Bach.