(Sarah Lewis / MJ)

BY SARAH LEWIS, Student Life Editor

The CASL Atrium was humming with song last Friday, April 13. The night began with a performance by the UM-Dearborn Choir led by director Richard Rischar. Accompanied by piano and flute, the group sang pieces from West Side Story like “America,” “One Hand, One Heart,” and “I Feel Pretty.”

Music from On the Town as well as other shows by Leonard Bernstein were featured by the choir. Along with the theatrical pieces of Bernstein, the choir sang more modern numbers as well. Some of the songs included “This Town” by O.A.R., “Mr. Know It All” by Kelly Clarkson, “Beautiful Day” by U2, and “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.

(Sarah Lewis / MJ)
(Sarah Lewis / MJ)

Once the choir ended their performance, the UM-Dearborn West African Drum Club performed alongside their director, Vera Flaig. Beats of songs such as “Djansa” and “Baga Gine (The Baga Woman)” rang throughout CASL.

Ending the show, the Jazz Club played five songs directed by Brandon Perkins. This has been the Jazz Club’s first year on the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s campus. Instruments featured included trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and drums.

All three clubs are looking for new members this upcoming Fall Semester. For more information, you can reach them at rischarr@umd.umich.edu or vhflaig@umd.umich.edu.