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Greeley Chorale to perform in Fort Morgan

The Morgan Community College (MCC) Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) is bringing the renowned Greeley Chorale to Fort Morgan. This special performance will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 21, at the United Methodist Church, located at 117 East Bijou Avenue in Fort Morgan. The event is open to the community and is free of charge.

Founded in 1964 with around 40 voices, The Greeley Chorale is a chorus of more than 100 members of a variety of ages and backgrounds. In June, the Chorale toured Portugal and Spain, presenting concerts in Lisbon, Seville, Granada and Madrid. They also toured Toledo and Barcelona. It was the Chorale’s 10th international concert tour since 1985.

“We are delighted to perform in Fort Morgan and I’m sure each audience member will find at least one work that speaks to them,” said Dr. Galen Darrough, artistic director. The performance will focus on female composers, ranging from the 18th to the 21st century. “The contributions of female composers through the years is considerable, but yet has been largely ignored,” said Darrough. “Our earliest work is by Marianna Martines, who studied keyboard with Franz Joseph Haydn as a young girl.”

Other featured music will include works by Emma Lou Diemer, Alice Parker, Rosephanye Powell, Sarah Quartel, Eleanor Daley, Cecilia McDowall and Elaine Hagenberg. These compositions vary from classical to sacred, such as “Dixit Dominus” by Martines, to “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” an Irish tune arranged by Alice Parker.

“We are thrilled to host the Greeley Chorale for this unforgettable evening of music,” said MCC CACE Coordinator Suzanna Spears. “The Chorale’s exceptional talent will create a wonderful experience for our c


The Greeley Chorale is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide for, encourage and support quality choral music for the enjoyment, cultural enrichment, and education of the community. The Greeley Chorale is supported in part by a grant from Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This article was originally published by the Greeley Tribune. You can read it here.

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