March 21, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan choral ensembles will present a spring concert on Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington.
The program includes performances by University Choir and Collegiate Choir, featuring compositions by classical music greats Bach, Brahms, and Haydn, American composer Cecil Effinger, and contemporary composers Eleanor Daley, Eric Malmquist ’07 and Jake Runestad, among others. J. Scott Ferguson, professor of music and director of choral activities in the School of Music, will conduct both choral groups.
The Collegiate Choir is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music of the past five centuries. Students are selected by audition and maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule in preparation for their annual concert tour and other engagements throughout the year. The University Choir is open to all students at Illinois Wesleyan by placement hearing and performs on campus throughout the year. This ensemble performs sacred and secular choral literature encompassing many different styles and periods as part of its concert repertoire.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.