Musical groups to perform in May concerts and at Commencement


Frederick Community College musical groups will wrap up the Spring 2015 semester with three performances in May, including one during the FCC Commencement.

“These concerts are a wonderful way to end what has been another special semester for music at FCC,” said Dr. Paula Chipman, Department Chair for Communications, Humanities and Arts and Associate Professor of Music. “We are especially excited that a group of our student musicians will be featured at Commencement and we can’t wait to watch their hard work pay off.”

The Choral Arts Society of Frederick, comprised of community members and FCC students who enroll in the FCC Choral Ensemble, will perform “Mozart’s Coronation Mass” and the Dan Forrest “Te Deum” on Saturday, May 2. The 3 p.m. concert will take place at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in downtown Frederick.  Various FCC students and community members will be featured as soloists and Dr. Wayne Wold will serve as guest accompanist at the organ.  The ensemble is under the direction of FCC music faculty member Lynn Staininger. 

Tickets are required and can be purchased by visiting  Students are admitted free with a current FCC ID.

The Choral Arts Society of Frederick will also team up with the FCC Wind Ensemble, directed jointly by Aaron Lovely and Lynn Staininger, for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater. The choral group and the instrumentalists will perform, “E Pluribus Unum – Out of the Many, One,” an American themed concert. The free concert will feature music from “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and other familiar pieces that celebrate the nation. 

The FCC Choral Ensemble will conclude its season by singing during the FCC Commencement ceremony on May 21.  The student singers will perform an a cappella arrangement of the popular Beatles’ tune “In My Life,” and will feature three graduating students in solo roles.  Commencement will begin at 6 p.m. in the Athletics Center.