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MATTOON -- The Lake Land College Community Choir invites the community to attend its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. March 24 in the Lake Land College Theater.

The program for this concert will lift your spirits and take you away! Three choral works on the theme of flight include “High Flight” by David Brunner, music set to a well-known poem by Royal Canadian Air Force pilot John Magee. Magee writes about the unimaginable delight of soaring through the sky and piloting a small plane, and Brunner’s music wheels and soars as well.

A second group of songs is more “grounded,” including the Beatles’ classic “The Long and Winding Road,” and “Seven Bridges Highway,” by the Eagles, as well as Nat King Cole’s classic “Route 66.” American folk songs such as “Old Dan Tucker” and “The Crawdad Song” round out the program, along with contemporary sacred songs by Craig Courtney.

A reception will follow in Laker Point.

Under the direction of Nancy Caldwell, music instructor, the Community Choir is a choir of mixed voices including students from the college as well as members of surrounding communities including Arthur, Arcola, Effingham, Charleston, Mattoon, Neoga and Sigel. Randy Imig of St. Elmo accompanies the choir. The Community Choir was formed in January of 1998 and performs two concerts annually.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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