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McDaniel College's College Choir Concert will begin at 7 p.m. April 27 in Baker Memorial Chapel on the campus in Westminster.

The college choir will present "Make Them Hear You" under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, music professor and department chair. The concert features the signature song "Make Them Hear You" from the musical "Ragtime" as well as other pieces that reflect highly expressive music and poetry of all ages.

Among the students performing are Benjamin Kohn, a freshman from Finksburg, and Arielle Jochum, a freshman from Hampstead.

According to Boudreaux, "We'll open with a fairly well known South African song 'Siyahamba' as an homage to recently departed Nelson Mandela. Another piece is the premiere of a new work based on various things said after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, including part of President Obama's speech invoking the words 'You Will Run Again.' Some works are more metaphorical as is the setting of Poe's poem 'Evening Star' and the Lennon and McCartney favorite 'Blackbird.'"

There will be numerous solos throughout the evening and the college's Madrigal Singers will also be featured on several selections.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 410-857-2599 or visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu/music.

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