Rochester College A Cappella Chorus and Concert Band to perform

Rochester College’s Music Department will present a concert featuring the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus and the Rochester College Concert Band on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the RC Theatre.

RC chorus

The 46-member chorus will present a program spanning many years, nationalities and styles. Selections will include Undine Moore’s famous arrangement of the African-American spiritual, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, as well as Ron Staheli’s, How Can I Keep from Singing. Also featured will be the work of Gustav Holst and David Stanley York, among others.

The 70-member Rochester College Concert Band will perform an arrangement of Just a Closer Walk with Thee, one of the signature pieces of the world-famous Canadian Brass. Also featured will be the finale from Symphony in G Minor by Kalinnikov as well as a Clare Grundman piece, originally written for the U.S. Marine Band, that spotlights three songs of the American Revolution. The band includes RC undergraduates and faculty, students from other area colleges, advanced high school musicians, and adult community members. RC music instructor August J. Thoma, who is the retired director of bands at Rochester High School, directs the group.

The Tuesday performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester College Theatre at 800 West Avon Road in Rochester Hills, Mich. Admission is free, though small donations are accepted. To reserve tickets online, visit For more information, call (248) 218-2149 or

Founded in 1959, Rochester College is an accredited, independent liberal arts college that pursues academic excellence in a Christian setting. With more than 1,000 students, both in traditional and adult learning programs, RC offers bachelor degree programs at four locations and a master’s degree in religious education. For more information about Rochester College, visit


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