University Choir to perform Nov. 10

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The University Choir, under the direction of Anthony Leach, will present Requiem by English composer John Rutter at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Esber Recital Hall. Amy Schneiderhan is soprano soloist. The choir is joined by a chamber orchestra including Anne Sullivan, harp; Emily Petokas, oboe; and Debbie Shelley, organ. Sine Nomine, a chamber choir of University Choir members conducted by Penn State bachelor of arts student Eric Williamson, will also perform. Their repertoire includes English madrigals and motets from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Tickets are $4.99 for the general public and $2 for students. Tickets are available at the door approximately 30 minutes prior to curtain. This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

Program

Requiem -- John Rutter

    Requiem Aeternam
    Out of the Deep
    Pie Jesu
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    The Lord is My Shepherd
    Lux Aeterna

The University Choir is a 80-voice mixed choral ensemble that includes students from many colleges and departments at University Park. Conducted by Anthony Leach, the choir performs a variety of literature representing every musical period and genre in its two major campus concerts per year. Founded in 1948, the University Choir holds a long-standing and distinguished place within the School of Music. Performances with regional and community-based orchestras include the Johnstown Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Northeastern Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony as well as the Penn State Philharmonic. Significant off-campus events include tours of Pennsylvania and performances for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference and the Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference. University Choir has also toured Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, and in 2000, toured Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Sine Nomine, composed of 14 to 18 University Choir members, is a chamber choir conducted by undergraduate choral music education students. The choir performs music written for chamber vocal ensembles at many campus events. Most notable is the 2002 collaboration with the Penn State Opera Theatre in a fully-staged presentation of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Last Updated October 31, 2013