The Wytheville Community College Choir will present its spring concert, "The Wound in the Water," on Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hillsville and on Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville. The 45 member choir is under the direction of Cindy Jackson and will be accompanied by pianists Tina Wilcox and Brenda Wittwer and a string quintet. The concerts will feature solos from Leslie Mabe - Soprano, Mike Wilcox - Tenor, and Kaitlin Neal - Alto.
“The Wound in the Water” by Kim Andre Arnesen with lyrics by Euan Tait has been proclaimed a masterpiece. The performance explores the theme of Mammon by singing of our exile and the wounding of our world, of the beauty of the earth, and the struggle of a profoundly divided humanity towards a shared song. Mammon, the traditional symbol of the love of greed and money, is a force that separates us, both internally and communally. This work recognizes the long journey towards healing that we have to undergo and ends with a fragile attempt at a shared song.
In the second half of the program, the choir will present music by composers such as Dan Forrest, Ola Gjeilo, Rollo Dillworth, and Carly Simon.
Admission to each concert is free, but donations to the WCC’s Educational Foundation Office are greatly appreciated and support programming needs of the choir and ensure its future viability. The WCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible. For more information, please contact the WCC Educational Foundation Office at (276) 223-4771.