EAC Choirs present Spring Sing: As Long As I Have Music
By Lexi Lutz
Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Choral Music Department will present its 37th Annual Spring Sing, entitled As Long As I Have Music, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 21-23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The show is dedicated to Trish Jordahl who is retiring after 23 years serving in the EAC Fine Arts Department.
After teaching K-12 music for 13 years in Iowa, Jordahl moved to Thatcher in 1986. She continued to teach K-12 music in the Thatcher schools as well as up to 60 private lessons in voice, piano, and guitar per week. Jordahl began at EAC in 1993 when she became orchestra and musical theatre director. Later, when Rexann Linsday was hired in 1997 as the orchestra director, the College created the Women’s Chorale – which Jordahl has directed ever since. Jordahl later became Fine Arts Division Chair in 2008.
“EAC is a great place to work and I really appreciate the support that the administration and our local community give to the fine arts for our students. It is a proven fact that people who participate in the arts are healthier and happier and it continues to be a joy to share that with my students and our community. While I will miss EAC, our students, and my great colleagues, I am looking forward to spending more time with my husband, our children, and our grandchildren. We hope to do some traveling, starting with an Alaskan cruise in August.”
Spring Sing is produced and directed by EAC choir director Bruce Bishop, and will feature performances from EACompany, Combined Choirs, Women’s Chorale, Men’s Chorus, A Cappella Choir, Fourté, and GuyZ.
Some of the selections to be performed include Some Things Were Meant to Be, arranged by Bruce W. Bishop; Why We Sing, by Greg Gilpin; Nyon Nyon, by Jake Runestad; The Lord Bless You, by Peter C. Lutkin; Pleasure Enough, by K. Lee Scott; Stars, by Ēriks Ešenvalds; How We Roll, arranged by Robert Shaw; Little Me, by TMS, Iain James & Little Me; As Long As I Have Music, by Don Besig; Festival Te Deum, by Linda Spevacek; and Whatever Comes After, by Gregory Berg.
Tickets are $5 per person and full-time EAC students will be admitted free with student ID. For ticket information please contact EAC’s Ticket Office at (928) 428-8228.
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