FOXTALK Winter 2014 - page 14

14 Winter 2014
MUSIC
Marist College Singers raised $7500
for Equity Fights AIDS at their annual
“Night on Broadway” concert. The
show featured a Broadway guest
host, Peter Gunther, and student
soloists singing selections from
Broadway shows, as well as an abbre-
viated presentation of Les Miserable.
MUSIC NOTES...
The Kappa Upsilon Chapter of
Kappa Kappa Psi (National Honorary
Band Fraternity), presented for top
chapter in the nation at their National
Convention in July 2013 in Springfield,
MA. The chapter received runner-up,
and Michael Napolitano, (their advi-
sor and sponsor) received awards for
Outstanding Alumnus and Outstanding
Chapter Sponsor in the nation.
Marist College Chamber Choir
worked in a collaborative effort with
the School of Liberal Arts in the “Big
Read.” Sponsored by the Poughkeepsie
Library and the National Endowment
of the Arts, the music and readings
focused on the works created at the
concentration camp at Terezin. The
presentation was minimalist in nature
and raised awareness of not only the
despair of the Holocaust but also the
tenacity of the human spirit.
Marist College Singers, Hand Bell
Choir and Orchestra proudly presented
it’s annual Lessons and Carols. An
ecumenical service of lessons followed
by congregational carols and anthems
sung by the choir. Over 500 people
attended the service to start their
Christmas season.
On November 23, the Marist Band
hosted a benefit concert for the
Wounded Warrior Project and Homeless
Veterans Coalition entitled, “Red, White
& Blue: We All Thank You! A Celebration
of America’s Heroes.” This perfor-
mance featured selections from the
Marist College Band, Wind Symphony
and String Orchestra. It also featured
student vocal and bagpipe solos and
closed with special guests, the Marist
College Singers.
photos courtesy of Michelle Harrup, ‘12
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