Annual Concert Choir Spring Concert

The annual Spring Concert by the Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Stephen Bolster, conductor, will be held on Saturday, April 5th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m. in Gray Auditorium on the Berea College campus. The choral concert will be accompanied by Lindsay Clavere on the piano and or-gan. There is no admission charge.

The first half of the concert consists of sacred music, mostly by living American composers, with a focus on music for the Lenten Season. The Chamber Singers will perform sacred Works by Spanish composers Pablo Casals and Javier Busto, pieces that will be featured on the choirs’ inter-national trip to Spain and Portugal in May. Many of the pieces will be performed as part of Masses in Spanish and Portuguese Cathedrals.

The second half of the concert features mostly secular music. The Chamber Singers men will begin with two South African songs, Tschotsoloza and Kapanlogo. The Concert Choir will sing Four Pastorales by Colorado Composer Cecil Effinger, accompanied by senior Wendy Danniels on the oboe.

The Concert Choir will then perform world premieres of two pieces by Indianapolis composer James Quitman Mulholland, Dear Friends, Farewell, and Sour Wood Mountain commissioned especially for the choir, with the composer in attendance.

The concert will end with three rousing spirituals, I’ve been in the storm so long, Somebody talking ‘’bout Jesus, and Little David, play on your harp.

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