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Fall Sing 2007: Hear My Song

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Fall Sing 2007: Hear My Song

By Dr. Bruce Bishop

The choirs of Eastern Arizona College will proudly present Fall Sing 2007: Hear My Song October 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 27 at 2 p.m. in the College’s Fine Arts Auditorium. All seats are $5.

This show features 170 students performing a staggering variety of genres including choral music, musical theater, jazz, and more that will delight Gila Valley audiences of all ages.

A Cappella Choir, the crown-jewel of the EAC choir program, has planned a trilogy of folk songs, sacred music, and Hear My Song, by the Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown. EAC A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Bruce W. Bishop, is known for impeccable precision and excellent singing coupled with depth of emotional commitment.

Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorale are featured in this traditional concert. They also join together and perform with the combined choirs.

EACompany, the musical theatre troupe, will perform a segment from the wide world of sports. EAC football players, women’s basketball team, cardio-exercise, and baseball are portrayed in a fun-filled revue. EACompany, formerly called Choraleers, has been challenged to do the most demanding song and dance segment that the troupe has done for Fall Sing since Bishop came to EAC in the fall of 2001.

“These kids have worked hard to master clogging, dancing while dribbling basketballs, and singing while jumping rope. The segment then ends with musical theater choreography from the 1994 Broadway revial in Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO.!

General Hambrick of New York City choreographed three of the songs from the EACompany segment.

“I think that Fall Sing audiences will enjoy the uniqueness and fun of these sports oriented songs!”

The Women’s Quartet is doing Waitin’ for the Right Man, a cool jazz ballad, and a tune from the movie Hairspray.

The Men’s Quartet has been expanded to 6 men in a group called The Guys and will sing a song from the movie Shreck and an arrangement of Who Loves You originally sung by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This tune is the finale of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys.

Eastern Arizona College Choirs invite area residents to come and spend an evening (or in the case of Saturday – an afternoon) with them. The cares of the daily grind can be forgotten for a few minutes as audiences come to the Fine Arts Auditorium.