Penn State Concert Choir to perform April 13

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Concert Choir will present its spring program at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in Esber Recital Hall. Highlights include three pieces by Romantic composer Felix Mendessohn based on spring texts. The choir is conducted by Christopher Kiver. Tickets are $4.99 for general admission and $2 for students at the door.

This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

Program

From "Sechs Lieder, Op.59" -- Felix Mendelssohn

"Frühzeitiger Frühling"
"Die Nachtigall"
"Jagdlied"

"Hosanna to the Son of David" -- Orlando Gibbons

"Crucifixus a 8"  -- Antonio Lotti

"O vos omnes" --  Joseph Gregorio

"Prelude" -- Ola Gjeilo

The 42-voice Concert Choir has toured Europe, performing in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Great Britain. Within the United States, the Penn State Concert Choir has performed extensively within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New England, Louisiana and the Southwest, and at premier venues including Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh), the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) and the Music Center at Strathmore (Maryland). The Concert Choir has performed at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

Performing music from the Renaissance through to the present in its regularly-scheduled campus concerts, recent performances of major choral works have included Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (“Resurrection”), "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi and Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." The Concert Choir is conducted by Christopher Kiver.

Last Updated April 07, 2014