The Crowder College and Neosho High School choirs will combine to present an evening of music.
This will be the first Crowder Choral Festival, Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Elsie Plaster Community Center.
The event will feature the combined choirs of Neosho and Crowder, the Crowder Chamber Choir and several of the star singers from both groups. Music ranges from classical to jazz to pop to spirituals. A special piece of music has been commissioned from composer, Timothy Takach (http://timothyctakach.com/), just for this evening.
The evening will also kick off a special food drive for a brand new food bank set up for Crowder students. Dr. Kierstin Bible, choral music instructor, in conjunction with Aaron Werner at the Baptist Student Union, have been working to establish a food bank.
“Many of our students struggle just to provide basic needs for their families and themselves,” said Bible.
The food bank, which will be available for full and part-time students, is a big undertaking for the Choral so they ask that you bring a non-perishable food item. Some of the suggested items are: rice, canned vegetables/fruit, canned meat and fish, boxed potatoes, cereal, pasta, oatmeal or peanut butter. The choral department will continue collecting food at the Elsie Plaster Community Center. They plan to accept donations at all their upcoming concerts with the next one being the Christmas concert, Dec. 6.
Bible encouraged those attending to “bring yourself, your family, and some non-perishable food items.” A concession stand will be open for drinks and snacks during the performance.
For more information on the performance and the food bank please contact Bible at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 455-5620.