School of Music to Present Christmas Choral Concert
Nov. 19, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present its
annual Christmas Choral Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Holy Trinity Church in Bloomington.
Featuring the Collegiate Choir, University Choir and Chamber Singers, the program
will include compositions by Mouton, Sweelinck, Holst, Pärt, Sisask, Fissinger, Lawson,
Gjeilo, Owolabi and Chilcott. The concert will also include guest choir, the Lincoln-Way
East High School Chorale, conducted by Matthew Granger. Suggested donations are $10
for adults, $5 for seniors and IWU alumni, and $2 for high school and college students.
J. Scott Ferguson, professor of music and director of choral activities, conducts
the Collegiate Choir, University Choir and Chamber Singers. Ferguson has been teaching
at Illinois Wesleyan for nearly 20 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in organ
performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and earned a doctorate at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison. His choirs have appeared on tour throughout Europe and the United
By Emily Phelps ’19