Women's Chorale to sing April 27

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Women's Chorale will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Esber Recital Hall. Tickets are $4.99 for general admission and $2 students at the door.

The program features music by baroque English composer Henry Purcell as well as 20th century American composers Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. The choir is conducted by Jayne Glocke and accompanied by Svetlana Rodionova. In addition, the chamber choir of the Women's Chorale, Cantante, will perform. This ensemble is conducted by Willa Taylor Undergraduate Choral Intern David Schmiech, a junior music education major.

This concert is also available through live streaming video at CW Studios.

Cantante

    "Now is the Month of Maying" -- Thomas Morley
    "Simple Gifts" -- adapted by Aaron Copland, arranged by Irving Fine
    "Romance" -- Claude Debussy, arranged by Sidney Fine

Women's Chorale

    "Zion's Walls" -- Aaron Copland
    "O filii et filiae" -- François-Auguste Gevaert
    "Sound the Trumpet" -- Henry Purcell
    "Nigra sum" -- Pablo Casals
    "Heaven-Haven" -- Samuel Barber
    "Amazing Grace" -- arranged by John Coates
    "Ergen Deda" -- Peter Lyondev

The 55-voice Women's Chorale, under the direction of Jayne Glocke, is composed of women representing nearly every major at University Park. The chorale performs choral literature from the medieval to modern eras. Enrollment is by audition with the conductor. Cantate is a small ensemble selected out of the Women's Choral membership. The group consists of 16 to 25 singers and focuses on chamber literature. The group performs at all Women's Chorale concerts as well as at selected campus events. Enrollment is by audition with the conductor.

Last Updated April 29, 2014