FSU Chamber Choir and University Choral to Present Spring Concert
The Frostburg State University Chamber Choir and University Chorale will present their spring concert on Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall in FSU’s Performing Arts Center.
Under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg and accompanied by Dr. Jay DeWire on piano, the University Chorale will present Il Padre Giovanni Battista Martini’s “Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina” featuring soprano Bailey Kerr, alto Jessica Knouse, tenor Sean Scriber and bass Johnathan Archer, as well as Daniel Gawthrop’s “Three Rossetti Lyrics” for a cappella choir. The Chorale will also perform Stephen Leek’s “Tunggare” and “Tunggare Two,” inspired by Australian aboriginal culture, the Irish “Mouth Music” by Delores King and Jacques Rizzo’s vocal jazz arrangement of “Go ’Way From My Door.”
The FSU Chamber Choir, accompanied by Sean Beachy, will perform three madrigals from the Renaissance period, “L’innamorata” by Giovanni Gastoldi, Claudio Monteverdi’s “Ohime se tanto, amate” and “Ah, dolente partito.” Further selections include Paul Mealor’s “Ubi Caritas,” performed at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and Ola Gjeilo’s minimalistic work, “Dark Night of the Soul,” for piano and string quartet and featuring Olivia Hartman, soprano; “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre for choir, percussion and piano and featuring narrator Khalil Bishop, bass Zachary Dodge and soprano Catherine Mayhew. The Chamber Choir’s performance concludes with Sydney Guillaume’s Haitian Creole “Kalinda” and Ivory and Caldwell’s “Lay Earth’s Burden Down.”
The concert will conclude with the combined forces of the University Chorale and the FSU Chamber Choir singing Mendelssohn’s “Heilig” with student conductor Mayhew, “O Vos Omnes” by René Clausen, featuring soprano Mikayla Young and tenor Otega Okurume and Caldwell and Ivory’s “Joshua.”
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg