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Back to the 50’s and 60’s MCCC Agora Chorale Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:30 p.m. Catherine Brodie.............................Conductor Alyce Sangster......................................Pianist Matthew Tyner................................Percussion Walt Sangster................................Bass Guitar Sister Judith Bonini IHM & Jo Ann Naida....................................Co–Hosts


M O N R O E C O U N T Y C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

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BACK TO THE 50'S AND 60'S MCCC Agora Chorale

CATHERINE BRODIE CONDUCTOR

ALYCE SANGSTER ACCOMPANIST

Matthew Tyner - Percussion Walt Sangster - Bass Guitar Sister Judith Bonini IHM & Jo Ann Naida - Co-Hosts IN THE MEYER THEATER AT THE LA-Z-BOY CENTER

TUESDAY APRIL 24, 2018 7:30 PM


PROGRAM California Dreamin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Kirby Shaw Agora Chorale Where the Boys Are. . . . . . . . Howard Greenfield & Neil Sedaka Solo - Ellen Wannemacher L.O.V.E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bert Kaempfert & Milt Gabler Solo - Matthew Michels The Lion Sleeps Tonight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Jeff Funk Agora Chorale Solo - Cameron Jones Allegeny Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Al Hoffman & Dick Manning Sung by: Ruth Ann Fraser Down Town. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Hatch Sung by: Jo Anne Lynch & Catherine Brodie Twistin’ at the Hop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Jill Gallina Women of Agora Chorale Sixteen Tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meryl Travis Sung by: Cameron Jones Blue Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Doug Stewart Director and Accompanist - Doug Stewart Sung by: Scarlet Adams, Judith Bonini IHM, Daniel Brockman, Elisabeth Brockman, Ruth Ann Fraser, Juliet Jefts, Haley Langmeyer, Mary Mullin, Beth Murray, Laura Tibai, Kara Walker, Ellen Wannemacher, Izabel Whiting

INTERMISSION


- Continue from previous page Abraham, Martin and John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dick Holler Agora Chorale Blue Bayou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Orbison Sung by: Kevin & Marcy Guy Jail House Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Ed Lojeski Men of Agora Chorale House of the Rising Sun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Prince Sung by: Laura Tibai Slow Dancin’ For Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Kirby Shaw Agora Chorale Opening Trio - Jake Richcreek, Jerad Emery, Cameron Jones Middle Trio - Taylor St. Andre, Madyson McCollum, Madeline Gerweck Last Trio - Elisabeth Brockman, Kara Walker, Scarlet Adams You Don’t Own Me. . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Madara & Dave White Sung by: Juliet Jefts Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jule Styne Sung by: Madeline Longenbarger Shake Rattle & Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arr. Greg Gilpin Agora Chorale

Special Thanks:

Casey Wattersworth and the Light and Sound Booth Crew Tom Ryder Kari Jenkins MCC Players Taylor St. Andre


AGORA CHORALE PERSONNEL CATHERINE BRODIE - CONDUCTOR ALYCE SANGSTER - ACCOMPANIST

Scarlet Adams

June Linton

Judith Bonini IHM

Madeline Longenbarger

Daniel Brockman

Jo Anne Lynch

Elisabeth Brockman

Madyson McCollum

Brianna Calkins

Matthew Michels

Terry Dwyer

Kim Mohn

Jered Emery

Sam Mohn

Ruth Ann Fraser

Mary Mullins

Madeline Gerweck

Sharon Mullin

Susan Grassley

Jo Ann Naida

Kevin Guy

Jake Richcreek

Marcy Guy

Taylor St. Andre

Kate Hennicken

Doug Stewart

Juliet Jefts

Laura Tibai

Cameron Jones

Kara Walker

Cody Kosanovich

Ellen Wannemacher

Haley Langmeyer

Izabel Whiting

Rose Ange Leddy IHM

Susan Martin Zeisler


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.

ALYCE SANGSTER Alyce Sangster, accompanist, grew up in the small town of Shafter, California. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She subsequently taught music in Arizona, where she met and later married Walter Sangster, a band director from Ypsilanti. They live in Ypsilanti and have four children. Mrs. Sangster teaches private piano lessons and particularly enjoys accompanying. She currently accompanies for Lincoln Schools and Carillon Women’s Chorale in addition to MCCC Agora Chorale.

MCCC AGORA CHORALE MCCC Agora Chorale has a long tradition in Monroe that goes back over 50 years to the start of the college. Past conductors include Bob Merkle, Sharon Metz, Elaine Rugila, and John Tyner. Under Mrs. Brodie’s baton the choir has been involved in the Bicentennial Concert in honor of the War of 1812. They have also performed in “Late Night Catechism” in the Meyer Theatre. Many of the Women of Agora Chorale also sang as the nun’s in a Monroe Community Players presentation of “The Sound of Music. The choir is a perfect blend of town and gown singers who range in age from 16 to 80.


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April 24, 2018-Agora Chorale-Back to the 50's and 60's  
April 24, 2018-Agora Chorale-Back to the 50's and 60's  
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