LEWISTON – The Bates College Choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and Johannes Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2.

Choir director John Corrie will conduct an ensemble featuring two guest artists: harpist Jara Goodrich and pianist Mark Howard.

The program honors Professor of Music Marion Anderson, retiring after 35 years at Bates. The Britten and Brahms pieces are among Anderson’s favorites.

The concert will take place in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., and is open to the public at no charge.

At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, the Bates Modern Dance Company will present its annual Spring Concert of New Works, with a program choreographed by students. The site is the Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. Admission is $6 for the general public and $3 for senior citizens and non-Bates students.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5 and 6, three seniors and the director of the college dance program will perform their own choreography, again at Schaeffer.

The program includes work by Sarahbelle Marsh of Grand Island, Neb., whose choreography is part of a senior thesis project; Sarah Jessee of Roanoke, Va.; Abigail Raymond, of Glen Ridge, N.J.; and director of dance Carol Dilley. Admission is $6 for the general public and $3 for senior citizens and non-Bates students.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, two Bates a cappella ensembles will perform their senior concert in the Bates College Chapel, College Street: the all-female Merimanders and the all-male Deansmen. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

Bates will present pianist Frank Glazer in an all-Schumann program at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

The 89-year-old Glazer, an internationally acclaimed performer who has been artist in residence at Bates since 1980, will perform Schumann’s “Abbegg Variations,” the Sonata in G minor (Op. 22) and “Davidsbundlertanze” (Op. 6).

The concert is open to the public at no charge. For more information, call (207) 786-6135.


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