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MCC's Arts &Letters Series' season ends with Choral Finale to Beethoven symphony

By Staff
Special to The Star
April 22, 2001
As the final presentation for Meridian Community College's Arts &Letters Series Season, the MCC Singers and the Community Chorus will present the Chorale Finale to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony along with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra on May 5, at 8 p.m. in the College's McCain Theater.
The work "Ode to Joy" will be sung in the original German language as is traditionally performed in the presentation of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Guest soloists will include Meridian natives Julian Patrick of Seattle, Wa., baritone, and MCC alumna Maryann Kyle of Johnson City, Tenn., soprano.
Other soloists are Kelly Samarzea of Starkville, mezzo-soprano, and Wesley Edwin Rogers of Seattle., tenor,
Chorus director is Dr. Bob Hermetz and rehearsal pianist is Wayne McInnis.
Members of the chorus are:
Tenor: Robert Barham, Scott Brinkley, Winston Cameron, Logan Comby, Howard Crenshaw, Bobby Eller, Jared Florreich, Bill Green, Phillip Henricks, Bob Hermetz, Steve Majure, Andrew Massengale, Clint Nanney, Anson Norwood, Jerrid Puha, Jeremy Sande, Jeremy Scarbrough, Ron Smith, Clark Thomas, Bob Walker and Steve Wilcox.
Bass: Carl Bell, Larry Birzer, Joe Covington, Ryan Farmer, Wayne Hall, John Howell, Robert Kelly, Nick Kramer, John McEachin, Paul Springer, Ray Swanson, John Triplett, Andrew Webb, Nicholas Webb, Albert Weems and Brian Weir.
Soprano: Janet Barham, Elizabeth Bartlett, Diane Benton, Angel Crocker, Kelly Dabbs, Jane Dasis, Emily Dorman, Latrina Grace, Linda Hagwood, Joy Henson, Shanna Hollis, Mary Houze, Gailyn Howell, Ashley Hunter, Katie Johnson, Nickie Johnson, Holly Jones, Laura King, Lisa Kramer, Jessica Lockridge, Liberty Moreno, Joy Moulds, Marietta Norwood, Barbara Panagioutau, Jessica Parker, Kay Poole and Amanda Rickes.
Alto: Carollon Blanpied, Sondra Bell, May Brown, Jamie Denson, Judy Donnersbach, Rhea Espey, Kylie Ethridge, Jamie Ford, Jean Herrington, Frances Hinton, Megen Hoffer, Kylee McLemore, Miletus McKee, Sandy Murphy, Jennifer Nanney, Suzanne Scales, Renee Snowden, Heidi Swanson, Taletha Swearingen and Karen Turner.

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