Oct. 30, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s choral ensembles will present a concert on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church (502 E. Front St, Bloomington). The concert is free and open to the public.
Conducted by Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities J. Scott Ferguson, the concert will include performances from both the Collegiate Choir and the University Choir . Sung in Latin, German and English, the program will feature a variety of sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the contemporary era.
The University Choir will feature Lloyd Pfautsch’s “Consecrate the Place and Day,” Mozart’s “Regina Coeli,” Frank Ticheli’s “Earth Song” and Paul John Rudoi’s “Miniyama Nayo.” Comprised of students from many fields of study across campus, the group performs sacred and secular choral literature of many different styles and time periods.
Performances from the Collegiate Choir include: Jan Pieterszoon Sweenlinck’s: Gaudete omnes,” John Sheppard’s “Libera nos,” Johannes Brahms’ “O Heiland Reiss die Himmel auf,” Lajos Bárdos’ “Libera me,” Stephen Paulus’ “The Old Church,” Hyo-Won Yoo’s “Paul so Seong (Eight Laughing Voices)” and “Unclouded Day,” arranged by Shawn Kirchner. The 50-student choir is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music of the past five centuries.
For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Vi Kakares '20