The McPherson Church of the Brethren, Carrie and Euclid, will present the McPherson College Choir in concert on Sunday, April 25. The concert begins at 4:00 and will feature the College Choir and the McPherson College Singers, the college’s select vocal ensemble.  
This program is built around two stories; the first story is a soldier's life and the love that is cut short. The soldier's story features works such as "Sweet William" and "Last Letter Home," by American composer Lee Hoiby. The second story traces a relationship from start to end and features compositions which embrace the wonderful and bittersweet moments in love, but also some that show the more humorous aspects of living with someone. To tell the story of a love that lasted, the choir is performing works that range from "Der Gang Zum Liebchen," by Brahms, "I Wished to be Single Again," arr., by Ricketts, to "The Coolin,'" by Samuel Barber. The McPherson College Singers will function in these stories, but they will also perform Benjamin Britten's challenging a capella cycle "Choral Dances from Gloriana." The sacred portion of this program will be spaced evenly throughout the performance and will include works by Copland and Gjeilo, as well as a very new arrangement of "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me," by American composer Tom Shelton.

The McPherson College Choir tours annually. This year’s tour took singers to northeast Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, where students performed for college alumni and friends of the college at various churches.

The McPherson College A Capella Choir made its debut under Dr. Alvin “Cheesy” Voran on February 8, 1933. The new singing group was formed to expand the exposure of the college in the city and surrounding area through travel and concerts. Nevin Fisher and Donald Frederick continued to build the choral tradition, touring yearly, with the exception of the World War II years. Under the baton of later directors the choir sings a more diverse repertoire of accompanied and a capella music.

The McPherson College Choir is directed by James Keith, visiting professor of music and doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and accompanied by Amanda Keith.  

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. A free will offering will be taken to help support the expenses of the tour.