Memorial Concert Benefits Students

Memorial Concert Benefits Students
The late Charles Lindsley created the Kellogg Chambers Singers.

Music students and faculty will once again perform a benefit show to honor the late Charles E. Lindsley on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

Proceeds raised from the show It Takes Two, will go to the Charles Lindsley Memorial Vocal Scholarship Fund, which benefits students in the Music department's vocal program.

Each year students and alumni gather to remember and honor Lindsley, one of the department's founding members. He taught for more than 25 years and created the Kellogg Chambers Singers and the Cal Poly Pomona Opera Workshop. Lindsley was a well-known voice teacher, and many of his students have professional careers in opera and musical theatre.

It Take Two features duets and other surprises from the operatic and Broadway stages, as well as art songs and jazz. Alumni appearing in the Nov. 2  concert include: Lawrence Fitz, Jennifer Dunigan, Loren Martinez, David Cahueque, Christina Galit and Alyssa Cossey.

Also featured are current students Kari Cheng, Tracy Chin, Candice Brown, Ashley Follett, Ryann Clover, Paula Pradit, Raeanne Pfeifer, Cindy Varghese, Ammy Beltran, Edcarlo Arafiles and others. Susan Burns, director of the program, will also perform a variety of selections. The event will be accompanied by Janet Noll.

The concert will include works by Schumann, Mozart, Vivaldi, Delibes, Sondheim, Wildhorn, Rodgers and other Broadway composers, and will feature music from Spamalot, Footloose, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Light in the Piazza, The King and I, Cosi fan tutte, Lakm and more.

Proceeds from the concert go to the Charles Lindsley Memorial Scholarship Fund. Each year the faculty members select an outstanding vocal student to receive this prestigious award. Criteria for selection include academic excellence, performance ability and service to the department. Loren Martinez, Alyssa Cossey and Ashley Follett are among the recipients of this scholarship award.

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