Community opens arms to university choir
Colorado Christian University freshman and Marion alumnus Isaac Baldwin will perform along with more than 50 other members of the university choir at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in the performing arts center on the home stretch of the ensemble’s 10-day tour through Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas.
The concert is sponsored by the Marion Ministerial Alliance and is free to the public. It will feature a wide variety of music — from Renaissance to contemporary and jazz — and will highlight many facets of the group’s vocal talents.
In addition to the choir, the acapella group Synergy Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform at the concert.
Laura Baldwin, Isaac Baldwin’s mother, said the event is the last stop on her son’s tour but while they are in Marion, they will have time for other fun activities and perform several times.
“Isaac’s director, Dr. Frank Eyechaner, actually asked him if Marion could be a stop in Kansas to perform,” Baldwin said. “Isaac is proud to show off his hometown, the wonderful people here, and the top-notch facilities.”
The choir and Synergy will participate in a clinic with Marion High School choir students early in the morning on March 27 after which they will perform a short concert for the rest of the high school body before they depart for Denver.
“The Marion community is opening their homes for all the singers and really showing them how wonderful small town hospitality can be,” Baldwin said. “The school district is opening the swimming pool for the students to swim Wednesday when they arrive in town after traveling from Tulsa, and Eastmoor United Methodist Church is graciously providing the evening meal both the University singers and their host families as a gift.”