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KSC Concert Choir Celebrates the Splendor of Creation

KEENE, N.H., 11/20/09 - The KSC Concert Choir will perform their fall concert featuring British composers on Sunday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth ages 17 and younger. For tickets, call the box office at 603-358-2168.

The KSC Concert Choir, conducted by music faculty member Diane Cushing, will celebrate the splendor of creation with songs by British composers. They will perform the U.S. premiere of The Eternal Sun by John Tavener, as well as his The Lamb.

Also performed will be For the Splendor of Creation by Gustav Holst, My Spirit Sang All Day by Gerald Finzi, and the seven movements of John Rutter’s Magnificat. English folksongs by Ralph Vaughn Williams and When She Loved Me by Randy Newman and arranged by KSC student composer and music technology major Timothy Price ‘11 will also be performed. The choir will be accompanied by KSC faculty member Scott White.

Cushing has been heard as soloist with the Master Works Chorale of Boston, Boston Baroque, the Hamilton Baroque Ensemble, the Cape Cod Chorale, the Bach Society, the Neponsett Choral Society, the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, and the Monadnock Chorus and Orchestra.

Cushing has also been heard in Boston’s premiere of Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 with bassoons, and in Worcester’s critically acclaimed performance of the poetry of Stanley Kunitz, set to music by composer David McKay. She is the founder and director of the Greater Gardner Youth Choir and the Mount Wachusett Community Choir, and was recently appointed director of the Nashua Choral Society. Cushing currently teaches voice at Keene State and at Assumption College.

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