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Fun with Art Songs and Musicals Monroe County Community College Prelude Chorale IN THE  MEYER THEATER AT THE LA-Z-BOY CENTER



PROGRAM Castle on a Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Linda Spevacek From Les Miserable Solo - McKenna Ringle

Tell Me Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. arr. T.H. Gillespie Irish Folk Song

The Drinking Gourd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .arr. Andrè Thomas Underground Railroad

Song For the Unsung Hero . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Joseph Martin Trumpet - Joey Swinkey

Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . arr. Mac Huff From Billy Elliot Solos - Gwen Braun & Sephena Jordan

The Rainbow Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Hawley Ades From The Muppet Movie Prelude Eighth Graders

When I Close My Eyes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Jim Papoulis Seize the Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . arr. Roger Emerson From Newsies

For Good. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Mac Huff From Wicked Solos - Orion Tyner & Julia Bartlett


Julia Bartlett Chloe Bourbina Micah Bourbina Gwen Braun Ephraim Brockman Isaiah Brockman Abigayle Brown Ajshia DeCarlo Jack Drougel Hannah Esford Ellie Ferrante Evan Garlepied Ellen Gerweck Madeline Gould Devon Hargrove Alivia Heinzerling Ava Jondro Sephena Jordan Gracie Knabush Anna Kowalczyk

Alice Kuntz Abigail Lavigne Brenna Lee Nolan Livingston Megan Mahoney Amber Milletti Robby Mort Bailey Owens Emma Pasko Jay Peters Saul Peters Calyssa Reno McKenna Ringle Margaret Sandefur Keegan Schmidt Hannah Sonak Hailey Stansberry Gabrielle Stewert Orion Tyner Emily Wester

Catherine Brodie Catherine Brodie has a B.S. and an M.A. in music education from Eastern Michigan University. She served as a graduate conductor for Emily Lowe and the EMU Madrigal Singers. She taught at Eastern Michigan University for 20 years in music education and recently retired from EMU in 2016. She retired from Monroe public schools with 25 years of service in music education. She is also currently the choral conductor of Monroe County Community College Agora Chorale and MCCC Prelude, a children’s choir. Mrs. Brodie is an Emeritus member of (MSVMA) Michigan School Vocal Music Association where she served as District Manager, Honors Choir Supervisor, State Solo and Ensemble Supervisor, Sight reading and Repertoire chair, and the Adjudication committee. She is the secretary for (ACDA) the American Choral Director’s Association of Michigan. Catherine has directed several State Honor’s Choirs. Her most recent was in January of 2018. Her choirs have also been invited to sing on MSVMA and ACDA-MI Conference programs. In 1997, Catherine was chosen by the Michigan Music Teachers Association as teacher of the year for her work in elementary music education. She was also selected as teacher of the year in 2005 by MSVMA. Catherine is past conductor of several choirs at Monroe High School who consistently received superior ratings. She is past conductor of the Eastern Michigan University Women’s Chorus. She has also conducted Oakland Singers, Toledo Opera Children’s Chorus and the River Raisin Centre for the Arts Cantate. She is a member of the John Tyner Chorale and St. Paul’s Methodist Chancel Choir. She directs the St. Paul’s United Methodist bell choir. Catherine and her husband Bill have three sons; Matthew, Andrew and Brian and three grandsons: Liam, Aidan and Caleb.

Jane Kruger Jane Kruger is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in elementary education. She has accompanied the Monroe High School choirs for the past 14 years. She has accompanied many students for Solo and Ensemble. Jane is an organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. Mrs. Kruger previously accompanied for RRCA Cantate. Jane recently accompanied the Michigan State SA Honors choir in Grand Rapids. Jane and her husband Niles have three daughters Kim, Carrie and Anna.

MCCC Prelude Chorale MCCC Prelude was started in 2012 to enable the young singers in the Monroe Area to have a quality music program that was above and beyond the school music programs. Monroe County Community College graciously supported the decision to begin the chorale which is made up of fifth through eighth grade students. Our mission statement is: “to educate and inspire children to understand and value the art of singing and its lifelong impact on teamwork, dedication and the human spirit.” We have also been supported with scholarship money from United Way of Monroe, Kiwanis, as well as Foundation grants from MCCC to cover music and scholarships. Our choir has performed with The John Tyner Chorale, Carrilon Women’s Chorale, Chariscurro Men’s Chorale and the St. Paul’s United Methodist Praise Ringers. In May of 2014, the choir won first place and a Superior rating from Festival in the Parks at Cedar Point. In May of 2016, they took first place superior rating in Chicago for a music festival. This year they will travel to Ohio and Kentucky on a choir tour.

Thanks To: Tom Ryder Casey Watersworth Kari Jenkins Andrea Heinzerling – Parent volunteer The school music teachers of our Prelude Members The Mom’s and Dad’s of our members

Special Thanks: Jane Kruger for her many years of service to MCCC Prelude!

TICKET I N F O R M AT I O N You can purchase tickets: On the Web at Via phone using VISA, MasterCard or American Express by calling the MCCC Ticket Hotline at (734) 384-4272. In person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office in the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building (Building A) Tickets may also be purchased at the door, if available. All sales are final. Ticket packages do not include VIP seating. No refunds or exchanges. Event information is subject to change at the discretion of MCCC. Discounts Groups of 15 or more, seniors, and MCCC staff and students can receive a $2 discount off the full ticket price when tickets are purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office prior to the day of the event. Discounts will not be given the day of the performance. Tickets are based on availability, so please make your plans early. Student Rush Monroe County Community College students with a valid student I.D. can purchase up to two tickets at half price 30 minutes before the start of any show. Catering for Groups In conjunction with one of our events, groups of 20 or more can take advantage of the beautiful spaces right inside the La-Z-Boy Center by holding a gathering in one of our reception areas. From a simple reception to a complete dinner, let us help you provide an event your group won’t soon forget. Please call Tom Ryder at (734) 384-4201 for more information and availability. Donate Today to Cultural Arts at MCCC The Foundation at MCCC is working to establish a Cultural Enrichment Endowment dedicated to maintaining and expanding the cultural programs and events held at the college. For more information, go to, or call (734) 384-4207. Tickets Make Excellent Gifts Gift certificates for MCCC events are available at the MCCC Cashier’s Office. UPCOMING EVENTS: Agora Chorale Concert - Tuesday, April 24 / 7:30 p.m. La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater Symphony Band Concert - Monday, April 30 / 7:30 p.m. La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater

April 23, 2018-Prelude Chorale-Fun With Art Songs and Musicals  
April 23, 2018-Prelude Chorale-Fun With Art Songs and Musicals