Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus student Whitney Axiotis of Larrabee will perform in the DMACC Winter Concert I 2009-10 to be held at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5 in the Bldg. #6 Auditorium on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.
DMACC's Concert Choir, Chamber Ensemble and volunteer ensembles will perform at the free concert. Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in Bldg. #5 on the Ankeny Campus.
The concert starts with the Chamber Ensemble singing of "My Soul is a River" by DMACC Adjunct Music Instructor Ben Allaway, who is also the Music Director/Composer-in-Residence at First Christian Church in Des Moines. "My Soul is a River" was composed in 2004 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Its first performance was at the United Nations headquarters on the date of Dr King's birth.
The Chamber Ensemble will also perform "Hosanna to the Son of David" by former University of Iowa Choral Conductor Dr. Daniel Moe and "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" by Jackson Berkey, keyboardist with Mannheim Steamroller.
The "Potpourri" section features volunteer soloists followed by the volunteer ensemble, Ambassadors performing a medley of songs from Rent.
The concert will conclude with a set of compositions sung by the Concert Choir, including "There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth," from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, followed by "Wondrous Cool, Thou Woodland Quiet" by Johannes Brahms and "Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life)" by Robert Schumann.