DePauw University Choirs (November 2015 Concert)
The DePauw University Choirs, led by conductor Kristina Boerger, celebrates the ArtsFest 2015 theme, "Art and Transformation," with a program of songs that have evolved through the centuries from some of the very first four-part harmonies written in the West to song texts from Shakespeare's plays set to vocal jazz arrangements by Sir George Shearing. A company of thespians, under the direction of Amy Hayes, will collaborate with the musicians to preface the dramatic adaptations with a scene from the play that is the source of the lyrics.
THE UNIVERSITY CHORUS
The DePauw University Chorus offers opportunities for both beginning and advanced students. These 60-70 mixed voices perform music incorporating a diversity of choral repertoire, voicings and sounds, including at least one of the great choral masterworks each year. In 2013, the combined University choirs presented Bernstein's masterpiece Chichester Psalms, in the version for choir, organ, percussion and harp, welcoming back to the podium Musical America's 2004 "Conductor of the Year" and distinguished DePauw alumnus Joseph Flummerfelt '58. The following year, the choirs presented Poulenc's Gloria and in 2015, Beethoven's majestic Symphony No. 9, in performance with the DePauw University Orchestra.
THE CHAMBER SINGERS
The DePauw Chamber Singers is a select 16-20 member group that performs small-scale choral works and chamber music. The ensemble's performances feature pieces ranging from the early renaissance to the 21st century. This challenging repertoire facilitates the development of skills necessary in becoming an advanced choral singer and musician. On many occasions, the Chamber Singers have been able to participate in workshops with renowned living composers. A few recent examples include rehearsing A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass with composer Dominick DiOrio, the dramatic cantata Eleanor Roosevelt with Libby Larsen, working with DePauw School of Music faculty composer Scott Perkin on A Stolen Child and with Pulitzer prize-winner John Corigliano on his L'invitation au voyage.
Repertoire and additional details about this event will be available closer to the performance date. Visit http://www.depauw.edu/music/ensembles/choirs for more information.
Green Center for the Performing Arts, Kresge Auditorium (View)
605 S. College Ave.
Greencastle, IN 46135
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