April 11, 2011 —
There wasn’t an empty seat as the lights dimmed for a choir concert last Thursday.
Entitled, “War and Peace,” the Cardinal Singers concert included selections such as Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” Glenn McClure’s “Kyrie from St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass.“
“I’m always interested in seeing the talent here at SVSU,” said Judy Youngquist, a graduate of the University of Michigan and a staff member in the English department. “They always do such a fantastic job.”
The accompanist of the night, Cheryl Cheger-Timm, was superb and impressed everyone in the audience.
Donavon Tear, a music education senior, was a student conductor for an a capella version of “David’s Lamentation.” He directed the piece with what seemed like ease.
The group practiced for months, Kevin Simmons, the director of the group, said.
“We started practicing in January,” Simmons said. “They are terrific and work very hard.”
The hard work paid off as the Cardinal Singers received a standing ovation for their version of “When The Saints Go Marching In.”