College to present Skyline Singers concert

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Skyline Singers, Sheridan College’s professional chamber choir-in-residence, will perform a choral concert on Nov. 7 in Kinnison Hall in the college’s Whitney Center for the Arts.

The presentation by the Arts at Sheridan College will start at 7 p.m., and both in-person and livestream tickets are available.

Skyline Singers specialize in a cappella choral music of the past five centuries, and the program will include both well-known pieces and newer works. The chamber choir will perform a world premiere of “I Can’t Breathe,” a motet for masked singers, double bass and percussion by Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman. Dr. Bergman is director of strings and orchestral studies at Sheridan College.

He said he composed “I Can’t Breathe in response to the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and the challenges of our time. He breathlessness has become something of a trope for the current cultural zeitgeist, adding that the smoke from western fires, COVID-19, singing while wearing face masks and exasperation from the fast-paced news cycle impactgs our ability to breathe in both a literal and metaphorical sense.

The group will be socially distanced onstage and will wear specially designed masks for singing during the performance.

Both in-person and livestream tickets can be purchased online at sheridan.edu/arts or by phone at (307) 670-0360. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Livestream tickets are also $10.



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