ChoirCollegiate Choir to End Tour with Home Concert

March 6, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Tuesday, March 20, the Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir will present a home concert at 8 p.m. in Second Presbyterian Church (313 N. East St., Bloomington).

The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve as the final concert of the choir’s spring tour, which will begin Friday, March 9. The tour itinerary includes performances in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Illinois.

Under the direction of Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities J. Scott Ferguson, the group will give a five-part performance featuring contemporary works by Istvan Gyongyosi, Jozef Swider, Ilja Zeljenka, Sydney Guillaume, Henry Mollicone, Eric Whiacre and Andrew Rindfleisch, as well as others.  

The choir is composed of student musicians representing the School of Music and other areas of the University, and is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music of the past five centuries. Students in the choir are selected by audition and maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule in preparation for their concert tour and other engagements throughout the year.

The Collegiate Choir has established a long history of excellence through its on-campus performances, annual tours and recordings. The choir also sponsors the IWU Choral Commission Series, which in its 61-year history has added many significant works to the choral repertoire and resulted in a number of important world premieres at the University.

For more information, contact the School of Music office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Kristin Fields ’12, (309) 556-3181,