Mount Union Concert Choir to Perform

April 23, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at St. Joseph Church of Alliance.

The program will include works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Daniel Elder, Stephen Chatman, and Dan Forrest, among others. In addition, it includes arrangements of traditional spirituals by Moses Hogan and Eugene Thamon Simpson. The performance is free and open to the public.

Open by audition to all students on campus, the Concert Choir comprises musicians from a wide variety of academic disciplines and represents the University’s strong liberal arts foundation. Serving as an ambassador of the University, the Concert Choir performs annually throughout the continental United States and undertakes an international tour every four years. The Concert Choir is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the highest quality choral literature from the Renaissance through the 21st century, including spirituals, gospel music, folk songs and music celebrating a global perspective. Recent performances include the annual University of Mount Union Christmas Festival as well as Joseph Haydn’s “Mass in B-flat,” the so-called “Theresienmesse” and Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2” (Resurrection) with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann.

The choir will begin its tour with a performance on Sunday, May 11 at Christian Temple- First Congregational Church in Wellsville NY. They will perform in Patterson, NJ on May 12; Trumball, CT on May 13; Sudbury, MA on May 14; Wenham MA on May 15; Newtown, PA on May 16 and will finish the tour in Pittsburgh, PA on May 17.

For more information, contact the department of music at (330) 823-2180.

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