Choir to perform concert with new twist

"Glee" seems like something Laramie County Community College has seen before, but this time it has been altered to showcase more well-known songs and the choir is directing, choreographing and performing it all itself.

LCCC's Kantorei Singers will perform "Glee II" on Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in St. Mark's Fellowship Hall.

"We got a good response from the audience last time so we decided to do another one," Kimberly Cuthbert, choir student, said. "I think it's because people enjoy music they can relate to."

One more time with feeling

Unlike last time though, new songs will have a more pop base, and a few new singers have joined the choir. Also, this time the whole choir will be doing the dancing (with choreography by Kimba Pierantoni) while they perform.

Aubrey Balfour, choir student, said with the whole choir dancing has been a challenge to teach everyone the choreography, but it is coming together fine because the whole choir is working together to figure it out and find what works best.

Another challenge Balfour added is the students are a little worried because they don't have a chance to practice in the performance space and that is difficult because they don't know how much room they need.

Cuthbert said they pretty much have the entire set list figured out, but they are still working out the choreography and the soloists who will be performing at the concert.

Music gathering is collective process

To choose the music, the whole choir looked into what Nancy Cornish, choir director, could order and voted on which songs they would like to perform for the public.

Songs that the choir will perform are "Jump," "Like A Prayer," "Marry You," "Just the Way You Are," "Somebody To Love," "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart," "Someone Like You/Rumour Has It," "Hey, Soul Sister," "Halo," "Walking on Sunshine," "It's My Life" and "Confessions Part II."

Cuthbert said college students and others should enjoy this music a lot because it is more modern compared to the typical 16th century music the choir normally performs.

Balfour added despite a couple difficulties, "It'll be lots of fun."

The concert will be free, and donations will be accepted for Needs.

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When: April 14, 7 p.m.

Where: St. Mark's Fellowship Hall

Price: FREE!! but donations are accepted for needs