UMES presents Spring Choral Fest

PRINCESS ANNE — After a record-breaking winter, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir lifts its voices in song welcoming a much-needed spring to the Shore on April 12.

The concert takes place at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  The UMES Concert Choir will be joined by Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, a guest soprano soloist from Norfolk, Va., and the Capriccio Strings of Hampton Roads.  Saunders Nixon has performed with the Virginia Opera Association and the Virginia Symphony Pops among other accolades.

UMES’ choir, under the direction of Dr. Sheila McDonald Harleston, will be performing sacred and secular selections by Bach, Haydn, Christiansen, Thompson, Bonds, Mann, Smith Moore, Whalum, Fitzgerald, Hogan and Wise.

Themed, “Let’s Tell the World,” the concert is free and open to the community.  Call 410-651-6571 for more information.

— Gail Stephens is assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations.

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