On Saturday, May 1, the MDSA music students performed their first-ever outdoor Spring Concert on the cobblestone. This year’s program featured works of triumph, self-reflection, and thankfulness.
All Choirs and Orchestra combined forces to perform Gwyneth Walker’s I Thank You God, a triumphant setting of the poem by E. E. Cummings. Some highlights include Academic Festival Overture (Orchestra), Cavatina from Dvorak’s Miniatures (Chamber Ensemble), He Never Failed Me Yet (Chorus), Bogoroditse Devo (Concert Choir), and Go the Distance (A Cappella).
At the finale, the choirs combined to perform Rosephayne Powell’s Still I Rise, an anthem saluting the strength of women to persevere through life’s difficulties.
Even though it was windy, the weather held out and the girls were so thankful to perform for their families on the lawn. We look forward to holding next year’s concerts in the new Center for Performing Arts and Student Life!
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