School of Music Hosts U Choir Concert, Symphonic Winds Rescheduled

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– The School of Music’s University Choir – otherwise known as the U Choir – will perform in concert on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The event was initially set to feature the Symphonic Winds ensemble alongside the U Choir. Due to scheduling conflicts, the choir and the band will no longer perform together.

The Symphonic Winds will now perform on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m in Westbrook Auditorium.

The U Choir’s repertoire for this concert will feature a variety of artists and compositions. These include John Philip Sousa’s Hands Across the Sea, Julie Giroux’s Bookmarks from Japan, Chen Yi’s Suite from China West, and John Barnes Chance’s Variations on a Korean Folk Song.

The U Choir is a mixed choir open to all students by preliminary placement in the ensemble. The choir features a wide variety of IWU students, including music majors, Jennings Scholars, and students from many disciplines and backgrounds.

The ensemble performs at several times throughout the school year, both by itself, as well as in collaboration with other campus and community groups. They perform sacred and secular choral literature encompassing many different styles and periods as part of their concert repertoire.

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

By Megan Baker ’21