By Eileen McGrory, SC

The College of Mount Saint Vincent Conservatory presented its first concert on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Mount Saint Vincent. Musical selections were offered by the CMSV Community Choir, along with solo song and instrumental performances by students in the private lessons’ studios.

Sisters Regina Bechtle, Eileen McGrory and Suzanne Wallin performed in the first CMSV Community Choir concert. CMSV President, Dr. Susan Burns, is also a choir member.

The Conservatory opened in the College in the January 2022 semester and the first lessons and rehearsals began. Students, college administrators and staff, sisters, and a few members of the former Conservatory at Concordia College stepped forward to create four-part harmony. The choir concluded its season by singing the Baccalaureate Mass from the loft of the chapel, a first in anyone’s memory, supported by the music of the newly restored classic Roosevelt organ.

The choir, pictured here performing This Little Light of Mine, is directed by George Heard and the Conservatory Director is Keith Kreindler.