Choyce Quigley to serve as soloist 04.20.2011

Written by David Green.

A Morenci area vocalist will serve as a featured soloist in the Lenawee Community Chorus performance of Schubert’s “Mass in G.” A string ensemble and piano will accompany the chorus at the 3 p.m. April 30 concert in the Adrian College Chapel. 

Morenci native Choyce Quigley will serve as the soprano soloist in the performance, joined by tenor Sterling Slosek of Adrian and bass Chris Hampson of Tecumseh. The director is professor Thomas Hodgman.

Chorus members began rehearsals for the one-hour performance in January following their annual Christmas concert.

Quigley remembers starting piano and voice lessons at the age of 13 with Morenci teacher Miss Leo Bess Chappell at her North Street home. She continued voice lessons at Interlochen and the University of Michigan. She joined the Lenawee Community Chorus nearly 40 years ago.

Howard Hanson’s “Song of Democracy” will also be performed April 30. When Prof. Hodgman selected that work, it rang a bell in Quigley’s head.

“I remembered that I sang it in 1957  at Interlochen under the direction of Maynard Klein,” she said.

Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door.

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