Rosemary Dayton, former choral music teacher at Amherst High School and Jeanne Conte Eppich, former student and singer at Amherst will each conduct a portion of the Amherst Central Alumni Chorale’s spring concert, entitled UNIQUE. Choral music from many genres will be performed. The outstanding Amherst High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Craig Incontro, will also perform.
Ms. Dayton retired from Amherst High School in 2000. Ms. Eppich is currently the band teacher and director at Transit Middle School.
The Chorale, now in its fourth year, is comprised of alumni of the Amherst Schools whose graduation years range from the 1950s to 2011. The Amherst Schools have a rich history of excellence in music and many graduates have continued on to become performers or music teachers.
The concert will take place Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:30 in the Theodore Masterson Auditorium at Amherst High School. The concert is free to the public any donations will be gratefully accepted.
(by KEATON T. DEPRIEST Associate Editor) The Amherst Central Alumni Chorale will perform its second annual concert, “A Salute to Show Tunes,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the auditorium at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., Amherst.
The concert will feature songs from the school’s music library, including selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Shrek,” “Rent,” “Chicago,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Lynn Phillips Ramsey, the chorale’s organizer, said the music pieces chosen for the concert encompass all generations of the high school.
“It could be a piece that members of the chorale sang when they were in school,” Ramsey said. “Plus, who doesn’t love a show tune?