MOUNT VERNON — The University of Mount Union Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Grant W. Cook III, will perform on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St. The performance is free and open to the public.
The program includes works by Johann Ernst Eberlin, Andreas Hammerschmidt, René Clausen, Bob Chilcott, David Childs and Emma Lou Diemer, among others. In addition, the program includes choral settings of traditional works from Argentina and South Africa.
The University of Mount Union Concert Choir is among the oldest collegiate choirs in the United States, tracing its roots to 1896.
Open by audition to all students on campus, the 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. Recent performances include the inaugural University of Mount Union Christmas Festival and Joseph Haydn’s Mass in B-flat, the so-called Theresienmesse, with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann.
For details about the concert at Gay Street United Methodist Church call Joseph or Marty Bell at 740-393-2355.
Published on May 11, 2013