Penn State Concert Choir to perform April 17

April 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Concert Choir will perform its annual spring campus concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, in Esber Recital Hall at University Park. The program features music by German romantic composer Josef Rheinberger and Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. The choir is conducted by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities, assisted by choral conducting graduate student Nathan C. Glocke.

Tickets are $4.99 for general admission and $2 for students. No advance ticket purchase is available. Ticket will go on sale 45 minutes prior to the concert in the lobby.

The concert will be available via livestream video at the Penn State School of Music website.

Program

Cantus Gloriosus — Józef Świder

Kyrie (from Mass in E-flat, Op.109) — Josef Rheinberger

Richte mich, Gott — Felix Mendelssohn (Nathan C. Glocke, conductor)

Trois Chansons — Maurice Ravel

Long Road — Ēriks Ešenvalds

I am — Jason Harris

Lamentations of Jeremiah — Alberto Ginastera

Nyon Nyon — Jake Runestad

The Penn State Concert Choir has undertaken numerous overseas tours to countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain and Australia. Within the United States, the Concert Choir has performed extensively within 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). In June 2015, members of the Concert Choir performed with the Rolling Stones at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

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 ("Choral"), the Verdi "Requiem," Leonard Bernstein's "Mass," the Poulenc "Gloria" and Mozart's Mass in C Minor, K. 427 ("Grand Mass"). Enrollment in the choir is by audition.

 

Last Updated April 12, 2016