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My Favorite Things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…these are a few of my favorite things,” sings Maria in The Sound of Music. That classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is one of Xiaolun Chen’s favorite things, and a medley of its songs were to be featured on our March concert. 

Mr. Chen retired as our artistic director in May, and, for his penultimate concert, he had selected some the pieces he’s most enjoyed conducting over the past 21 seasons. The program was an eclectic mix of short works, sacred and secular, classic and modern, including folk songs, spirituals, and works by Bach and Rachmaninoff, among others.

The program also was to feature performances by the winners in the four divisions of Young Voices 2020, our singing competition for high school and college students. They are Madeline Ruffin (Gulf Breeze High School), Ella Griffith (Pensacola High School), Katelyn Karcher (University of Mobile), and Joseph O’Shea (University of South Alabama). 

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