On Friday, Oct. 28, the Marietta College Concert Choir and Women’s Choir will perform their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will feature a mixture of different genres, with a majority of contemporary or twentieth-century pieces. Director Jay Dougherty says he has selected music that will capture the audience’s attention and keep them entertained.
“The music should be fun. I always try to program music that is at least 50 percent upbeat,” he said.
This is Dougherty’s debut concert as director of the Marietta College choirs, a position that former music department chair Daniel Monek had previously held for 16 years. Dougherty says he hopes to make a good first impression.
“This position is so much bigger than me. It’s a fixture in this community. We’ve had a choir program here for over a hundred years,” Dougherty explained. “I want them to see that our choir will continue doing great under the new tutelage, so to speak.”
Junior choir member and music education major, Jonah Litman, says he is impressed with the progress the choir has made under Dougherty’s direction.
“He is doing an excellent job,” Litman said. “I think the community will really enjoy what he’s done so far.”
Litman says he looks forward to taking the stage with his fellow musicians, and believes the audience will enjoy their diverse repertoire.
The concert will be held at the historical First Congregational Church, on Front Street. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.