Date: April 22, 1999
Contact: Barbara Russo
The Colby Symphony Orchestra, the Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will perform together in the finale of the Music at Colby concert series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, and at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. The concert will be in Colby's Lorimer Chapel and is open to the public free of charge. The musicians will perform works by Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev.
The program begins with the orchestral performance of Suite No. 2 from Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet. For the second half, the Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society join the orchestra for Joseph Haydn's mass Missa in angustiis. Also called the Lord Nelson Mass, the piece will feature soloists Bonnie Doe Scarpelli, soprano; Gloria Raymond, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor; and Peter Allen, baritone.
The Colby Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Laura Jackson, includes members of the Colby student body, faculty and staff. The Colby College Chorale, directed by Paul Machlin, is the college's largest singing group and features more than 65 Colby students. The Colby-Kennebec Choral Society, also directed by Machlin, includes Waterville-area community members and Colby faculty and staff.