Department of Music to Present Cantus Femina

April 21, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union’s women’s choir, Cantus Femina, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alliance.

The program includes works by David Conte, Vincent Lübeck, Stephanie Martin, Kevin Memley and Allistar MacGillivray and will feature performances by faculty artists Kathy Reichenberger, piano; Betty Schultz, oboe and Dr. Elaine Anderson, cello.

Under the direction of Dr. Grant William Cook III, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, Cantus Femina remains a vital component of the university’s comprehensive choral music program. Open to all female students on campus, this choral ensemble comprises singers from a wide variety of academic disciplines and is committed to the rehearsal and performance of a diverse and challenging repertoire. Cantus Femina rehearses three times each week and performs each semester of the academic year, including performances at the annual University of Mount Union Christmas Festival.

Sopranos include freshman history major Amy Achenbach of Butler, PA; sophomore Japanese and theatre major Alex of Brooklyn, OH; sophomore music education major Allison Bates of Minerva, OH; sophomore neuroscience major Erin Bell of Mount Vernon, OH; junior criminal justice major Victoria Blankenship of North Canton, OH; junior music education major Kacey Cooper of Deerfield, OH; freshman biochemistry major Marissa Gatsios of Medina, OH; sophomore psychology major Kaitlyn Goldsmith of Galloway, OH; freshman biochemistry major Jacqueline Jepsen of Poland, OH; junior music education major Demi Lohr of Ravenna, OH; sophomore international business and economics major Yuki Oride of Hiroshima, Japan; sophomore theatre and education major Megan Ostrofsky of North Canton, OH; sophomore psychology major Natalie Riccutti of Canfield, OH; freshman athletic training major Madison Sikyta of New Albany, OH; freshman early childhood education major Mary Anne Snyder of Orrville, OH; sophomore communication major Devan Weckerly of Youngstown, OH and freshman theatre major Sarah Yannie of Rocky River, OH.

Altos include sophomore early childhood education major Rachael Beach of Bolivar, OH; senior accounting major Caitlin Corfias of Perry, OH; freshman music education major Caelyn Eppler of Mentor, OH; freshman music education major Abbie Fox of Alliance, OH; junior music education major Elizabeth Glanemann of Clyde, OH; Friederike Henkel of Luneburg, Germany; senior athletic training major Miranda Huebner of Millersburg, OH; freshman communication and theatre major Rachel Irwin of Mentor, OH; sophomore French major Paige Morris of Maximo, OH; senior English major Laura Mould of Coshocton, OH; senior biology major Taylor Nervo of Louisville, OH; freshman music education major Becky Palmer of Orrville, OH; freshman international studies major Rebecca Passer of Madison, AL and sophomore music education major Haley Walls of Oregon, OH.

The performance is free and open to the public. St. Joseph Catholic Church is located at 427 E. Broadway St. Alliance, OH. For more information, contact Mount Union’s Department of Music at (330) 823-3206.

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