University presents 'ABC' on April 27

The Penn State University Choir presents "ABC: American, British and Canadian choral music" at 4 p.m. April 27, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus. A chamber choir of University Choir members, Sine Nomine, also will perform. The University Choir is conducted by Anthony Leach, assisted by Eric Williamson and Donté Ford. Eric Williamson also is the conductor of Sine Nomine. Tickets are $4.99/general and $2 student (at the door).

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, Harisburg 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.

Last Updated April 22, 2014