On Monday, April 30, the York College Concert Choir will present their annual Spring Works concert, this year entitled Wet Paint. The concert will feature music that was "written, arranged, or reimagined in the last one to five years," said Dr. Clark Roush, conductor of the choir and Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts.

Works by noted local composers David Von Kampen and Rene Clausen will be performed, in addition to works of poetry by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson and Christina Rossetti set to music. "I think it is going to be a stunning and highly enjoyable evening, for the audience and the students," said Roush. 

The repertoire will feature a variety of styles and will include acapella and instrumental pieces. Guest instrumentalists include Matt Roush on trap set and cajon (a wooden box hand drum); Billy Lones and Tim Spivey on guitar; and Jaclyn Spivey on violin. Featured vocal soloists will include York College choir alumni David Young, Josh Gray, and Renee Roush. Additional solos will be performed by Sue Roush and Dr. Adrienne Dickson. Kay Magner will accompany many of the pieces on piano.  Mitchell Roush will narrate, introducing each of the pieces and sharing background information about the poets and composers. 

York College sophomore Tommy Eckhart, a music major, has created a percussion accompaniment for one of the songs--a choral arrangement of the 1982 pop classic Africa by Toto. Eckhart's efforts include teaching his accompaniment to a group of students who will perform during the concert.

Wet Paint is offered free to the public. No tickets or reservations are necessary. The concert will be performed in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center on the York College campus (1026 E 10th St, York) at 7:30 p.m. Seating will begin at 7 p.m.