IWU Choirs to Present Spring Choral Concert

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Collegiate Choir and University Choir will present a spring choral concert on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church (502 E. Front St., Bloomington). This event is free and open to the public.

In keeping with the Lenten season, the Collegiate Choir will perform choral music from the Renaissance period, including music from the setting of the Divine Liturgy of St. Chrysostom by Sergei Rachmaninoff, a Russian folk song and two premieres of choral compositions by Ben Hjertmann '07 and former IWU provost Jonathan D. Green. The Collegiate Choir is a touring choir comprised of approximately 50 Illinois Wesleyan students, led by Professor of Music J. Scott Ferguson.

Also led by Ferguson, University Choir will perform a variety of pieces, including Mozart's Te Deum and several contemporary works by Jussi Chydenius, Gabriel Jackson, Don Macdonald and Veljo Tormis. The University Choir is a mixed, interdisciplinary choir that is open to all students and performs several styles of choral music at campus events throughout the school year.

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

By Rachel McCarthy ’21