Wallace State College Choir

Tuesday May 21, 2019 @ 19h30

Music Inspired by a Southern State ( details of program below) Admission is free.CompletePoster21May2019

Alabama. It’s grandma in the kitchen. It’s long hot summers, sweat, and mosquitos. It’s football in the fall. It’s fields of white and houses of faith. It’s a complicated past. It’s a bright future. Alabama. It’s home.

We celebrate the music born in this State, now 200 years old. All of the music performed tonight was made famous by a Son or Daughter of Alabama. We will also pay a special tribute to the music made in the famous Muscle Shoals studios. From Classical to Country, from Jazz to Gospel, our Alabama has produced some of the best of music. You will hear some of your favorites. You might hear something new. You will definitely hear a Wallace State twist!

We invite you to sit back, sing, clap along, laugh, cry, and reminisce with us as we journey through decades of memories of home. of Alabama.

Program Details

Daybreak- Wallace State Theatre

Southern Star/Mountain Music Alves, Dean, Murrah, Owen,    arr. Richter, Keisler (Alabama)

A Day in the Life- Blake Tetro

I’m So Lonesome  Williams, arr. Richter (Hank Williams)

Swimming Holes: Cheyenne Smith/Caroline Grimes

Dancin’ in the HEAT: A Tribute to Martha and the Vandellas – Gaye,          

Stevenson, Hunter. Arr. Richter/Keisler

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett. Arr. Richter

When a Man Loves a Woman – Lewis, Wright, arr. Burks, Rose (Percy Sledge)

Old Time Rock and Roll –   Seger, arr. Shaw

Steeples and Bells….Riley Adams

Ain’a That Good News –   arr. William Dawson        

Gospel Medley (Something Got Ahold on Me, I Saw the Light, Mind on Jesus). – Cleveland, Williams, African American Traditional, arr. Richter, Keisler (The Blind Boys of Alabama, Hank Williams,  Dr. Mattie Moss Clark)

Midnight Hour! A Wilson Pickett Medley –   Pickett, Cropper, Rice,    Kenner, arr. Richter, Burks, Rose

Music Recorded in Muscle Shoals:

I Never Loved a Man – Shannon, arr. Burks, Rose (Aretha Franklin)

Moving to the Land of Freedom:. Cole Lawrence

All Night Long-A Lionel Richie Medley   Richie, arr. Richter, Keisler        

Barton Hollow – White, Williams (The Civil Wars)

Boondocks – Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook, Kirkpatrick   (Little Big Town)

Twilight in Alabama… Wallace State Theatre

Stars Fell on Alabama  – Parish, arr. Richter

My Home’s in Alabama – Owen, Gentry, arr. Richter (Alabama)