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The Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College presents "America Sings"

From St. Norbert College, April 19, 2006
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

"America Sings," a delicious musical feast of "Broadway as well as a generous serving of Gospel and Patriotism" is the title of the Dudley Birder Chorale's Spring Pops concert. The program will be performed Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Norbert College Walter Theatre.

Included in the Broadway part of the program will be a "Tribute To George Gershwin," Jerome Kern's "Showboat," Jerry Herman's "Hello, Dolly!" and selections from "West Side Story," "Gypsy," "Funny Girl," "On The Town" and "The Music Man."

The American gospel tradition will be represented by "Precious Lord," "Take My Hand" and a collection of several familiar spirituals by John Rutter, "Feel The Spirit" for which the chorale will be accompanied by an eight-piece Dixieland combo.

American patriotism will be reflected in Fred Waring's arrangement of "Give Me Your Tired," "Your Poor" and two works arranged by Director Dudley Birder: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and a tribute to September 11, 2001 entitled, "In Memoriam."

Sixteen members of the Dudley Birder Chorale will appear as featured soloists during the program, including Tammara Becker, Kathryn Bracho, Douglas Dachelet, R