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Preview: Spring Concert on the way

Broadway, Pop, and Disney tunes will be featured at the annual Spring Concert .

At this semester’s concert, the choir and the band will be playing together throughout the show that will feature a myriad of songs with Broadway being the main theme.

Garineh Avakian-Akkus is an instructor of music at Pierce College who has been in charge of all the production work and making sure everything goes well for the concert.

Avakian-Akkus is a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and some of her future plans involve her getting the choir to perform at “The Candlelight Processional” at Disneyland next semester. However, for this semester, she has been focusing on the concert that involves many different people who will be performing along with all types of music surrounding her Broadway theme.

We will be having soloists and ensembles. We will be having music ranging from Beatles to Sondheim, and Sara Bareilles, acapella singers as well as a Broadway star who will be coming and performing with us,” Avakian-Akkus said.

There will be an average of 63 performers. Avakian-Akkus expects a large turnout of at least over one hundred people who will be attending the performance.

Isabel Shaw, a comparative literature major, is a former student of Avakian-Akkus and has performed in one of her past concerts.

She is awesome. She is fun, she is really, really fun and has a really good sense of humor and is a really good teacher. This event is probably going to be really fun and usually a lot of people show up so it will get quite crowded,” Shaw said.

Choir member Esmeralda Garcia is a kinesiology major at Pierce College and will be performing in the spring concert as a Soprano.

We are really solid as a choir. Everyone will be ready by next week and our soloists have been practicing. It’s just about being prepared which is what we have got to do. We are going to give it our all and see how it turns out,” Garcia said.

The Spring Concert will occur on May 31, starting at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Building. Tickets will also be available at the door and you can reserve your tickets now at brownpapertickets.com for $10.

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