School of Music to present 'Choral Collage' for Parents and Families Weekend

October 09, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In honor of Parents and Families Weekend, five Penn State choirs will present a fast-paced concert in the glorious acoustic of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Mixed, men's, women's, and gospel choirs will present an array of compositions from the ­16th century to the present day. The concert will conclude with the audience joining more than 300 singers to perform the Penn State Alma Mater.

Performing choirs include the Concert Choir and Glee Club, conducted by Christopher Kiver; Oriana Singers, conducted by Jayne Glocke; University Choir, conducted by Steven Hankle; and Essence of Joy, conducted by Anthony Leach.

Admission is free. The concert also will be livestreamed on the Penn State School of Music website.


Essence of Joy (Anthony Leach, director)

  • America the Beautiful - arranged by Mark Lehnowsky
  • Ride de Chariot - arranged by Jason Max Ferdinand

Glee Club (Christopher Kiver, conductor; William Preston, piano)

  • A Passer-By - Byron Adams

University Choir (Steven Hankle, conductor; Molly Burns, piano)

  • Weihnachten (from 6 Motets, Op. 79) - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Zion’s Walls - Aaron Copland, arranged by Glenn Koponen

Oriana Singers (Jayne Glocke, conductor; Gage Kroljic, drum)

  • Hodie Apparuit - Orland di Lasso
  • Villemann og Magnhild - Middelalderballade, arranged by Linn Andrea Fuglseth

Concert Choir (Christopher Kiver, conductor)

  • Komm, Jesu, komm! BWV 229 - Johann Sebastian Bach

Massed Choirs and Audience

  • Penn State Alma Mater - C.C. Converse
Last Updated October 09, 2017