Mac choir presents "Music & Emotions" on April 29

April 17, 2018 | 9:36 AM

The MacMurray College Choir along with students in the social work program will perform “Music and Emotions” on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in Annie Merner Chapel.

“We will be performing a wide variety of music that focuses on the emotions of fear, sadness, anger and joy,” Christine Smith, director of performing arts, says.

Social work students Faythe Newberry and Colton Pettyjohn will speak on the emotions displayed in the music and how the music relates to our society today. Performing in the choir will be students Sierra Condon, Shallon Crossley, Chilo Dore’, Kendale Eads, Maggie Fulton, Katherine Fuhrman, Peyton Spitzner, Georgia Suau, and Jabril Wali-Uddin.

The choir will sing a variety of songs which include “Jabberwocky” by Carolyn Jennings, “Dies Irae” by Ruth Morris Gray, “Danny Boy” by Mark Hayes, “21 Guns” by Green Day, “Down to the River to Pray” by Sheldon Curry, “Shall We Gather at the River” by John Carter, “Do Not Be Afraid” by Gerald Markland, and “Blue Skies” by Roger Emerson.

This is event is free and open to the public. For more information about the concert, contact Smith at 217-479-7603 or at Please request interpreting services 72 hours prior to the event at or call 217-479-7176.

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