Sunday Concert to Honor Retiring Catherine Roma

Renowned Music Prof Served College since 1993

May 2, 2014

Catherine Roma

Catherine Roma

Wilmington College’s Music Department will honor the retiring Catherine Roma at its annual Spring Choral Concert Sunday (May 4), at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre.

The concert, which is titled “Honoring Dr. Catherine Roma — Music of Love and Peace,” will feature the Wilmington College Chorale and College-Community Chorus presenting its tribute to the renowned professor of music upon her retirement this spring. She has served on the music faculty since 1993.

The evening begins with the Chorale under the direction of Tim Carpenter and accompanied by Rachel Kramer.

The repertoire includes “Shut De Do” by Randy Stonehill, “At the River” by Aaron Copland, “Defying Gravity” from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz, “Jar of Hearts” by Barrett Yeretsia, Christina Perri and Drew Lawrence from the original Glee, and “Taylor, the Latte Boy” by Marci Heisler and Zina Goldrich.
Student soloists are Katie Watson, Kerri Davis and Victoria Wilson.

Next, the College-Community Chorus, conducted by Elizabeth Haskins and accompanied by Rachel Kramer, will present a variety of choral repertoire, including “Lord Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace” by John Rutter, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” by Sebastien Temple, plus numerous surprises designed to honor, delight and entertain.

The featured soloist from the chorus is Terri Valentine.