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April 28: Spring Choral Concert

Three ensembles to perform.

2013-04-29
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 4-10-2013

MANKATO, Minn. – The Spring Choral Concert will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 North Fifth Street, Mankato.

The University Choral Groups consist of three ensembles; the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers conducted by Dr. David Dickau, and the University Choral conducted by Mr. Rodney Urtel.

The University Chorale will perform a variety of selections including English Renaissance art songs to contemporary works by Barnum, Stroope, and Gawthrop.

The Chamber Singers will perform a set of four beautiful motets by French composer Maurice Durufle. The motets represent some of the most compelling a cappella sacred settings of the last 75 years.

The Concert Choir will perform two new works including Sanctus by Jesse Buelke, a member of the choir. The second work, dedicated to the victims of Newtown, is a setting of O vos omnes by David Dickau.

Melissa Williams will also be conducting several pieces as a partial requirement of her Master of Music in Choral Conducting degree. Ms. Williams will conduct a lively setting of Ascendit Deus by Peter Philips, sung by the Chamber Singers; two beautiful Romantic pieces by Brahms and Stanford, sung by the Concert Choir; and Come Ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell, performed by the University Chorale.

The concert will conclude with an a cappella arrangement of The William Tell Overture which has been an audience favorite throughout the year.

Concert admission is $9; $7 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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