Mount Union Concert Choir to Perform With Canton Symphony Orchestra

April 22, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union’s Concert Choir will perform as part of the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s final Beethoven Festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, located at 2331 17th St. N.W. in Canton.

The concert will feature three choruses combined into one, six vocal soloists and internationally acclaimed pianist André Watts.The program includes Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” and “Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy.” The full chorus consists of the Canton Symphony Chorus, University of Mount Union Concert Choir and Walsh University Chamber Singers. Vocal soloists are soprano Rachel Hall, soprano Maribeth Crawford, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen, tenor Timothy Culver, baritone Britt Cooper, and bass Nathan Stark.

Tickets for the concert start at $25. Senior, student and group discounts are available. Dress is casual and the concerts are appropriate for ages eight and older. Tickets and a full schedule of Beethoven Festival events are available at cantonsymphony.org/beethoven-festival, by calling (330) 452-2094, at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW in Canton, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall box office beginning one hour before the performances.

About the Concert Choir
Open by audition to all students on campus, the Mount Union Concert Choir comprises musicians from a wide variety of academic disciplines and thus truly 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. The choir is directed by Dr. Grant William Cook III, associate professor of music and director of choral activities.

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