Fall Concert to Feature Collegiate and University Choirs
Oct. 12, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s Collegiate Choir
and University Choir will present a Fall Choral Concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in Wesley
United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington. The concert is free and open
to the public.
The approximately 50-voice Collegiate Choir is dedicated to the performance of the
finest sacred and secular choral music of the past five centuries. The Oct. 25 performance
will include works by Jozef Swider and Luigi Dallapiccola.
The University Choir is a mixed ensemble of approximately 60 members and performs
sacred and secular choral literature. The Oct. 25 program includes works by Arvo Pärt,
Paul Fetler and Ola Gjeilo.
Both choirs are directed by J. Scott Ferguson, professor of music and director of
choral activities. Ferguson has taught at Illinois Wesleyan for nearly 20 years. He
received his bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and
later went on complete his graduate studies in choral conducting. He earned a Doctor
of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His choirs have appeared
on tour throughout Europe and the United States.
By Emily Phelps ’19