LMC Summer Chorale to feature musicals of film and stage in August

Published 9:32 am Monday, July 6, 2015

Lake Michigan College Music Department Summer Chorale will present a free concert on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Hanson Theatre at the Mendel Center for Arts and Technology.

The LMC Summer Chorale is composed of students and community members from throughout the Southwest Michigan area. The concert featuring choral pieces as well as solos and small ensembles includes many memorable melodies as well as forgotten gems of film and stage, such as “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime, “Aqarius” from Hair and the lovely ballad “More I Cannot Wish You” from Guys and Dolls.

The Lake Michigan College Summer Choir is directed by Rebecca Derbas-Selvidge, an alumnus of the LMC Music Department. She is currently the choral director for the Middle School, Junior High and High School choirs at Coloma Community Schools.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education choral degree from Western Michigan University where she has performed with the University Chorale and was a member of WMU’s award-winning jazz ensemble Gold Company. She also graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and has directed various shows and cabaret performances including, “Evening with the Master” and “Woman’s World Cabaret.”

The free concert will take place at the Napier Avenue Campus located at 2755 East Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, Michigan. For further information, please call the Performing Arts Department (269) 927-8876.