Kent State Chorale to Present Fall Concert
The Kent State University Chorale presents its fall concert on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or at www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State faculty, $10 for groups of 10 or more, $8 for non-Kent State students and Kent State students ineligible for the Fee for Free. Tickets are free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students and those under 18. Ludwig Recital Hall is located at 1325 Theatre Dr. in the Center for the Performing Arts. Ample free parking is available.
Under the direction of Scott MacPherson, the Kent State Chorale presents a concert featuring a selection of pieces by several composers centered on the theme of “roses.” Audience members also will enjoy Johannes Brahms’s beautiful motet Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein reines Herz (Create in Me, O God, a Clean Heart) for unaccompanied choir in six voice parts. Filling out the program will be a selection of madrigals and other short pieces.
MacPherson is the director of choral studies at Kent State, where he directs the Kent State Chorale and the Kent State Chorus, and leads the graduate conducting program. In addition to his duties at Kent State, he is the founder of both the Cleveland Chamber Choir and the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble. He has consistently earned praise for the performance of choirs under his direction. His innovative programming blends a variety of musical styles ranging from early music through newly commissioned works. His research of contemporary choral music and choral teaching techniques in Germany has resulted in guest conducting appearances with the Vokalensemble Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral Choir), the award-winning Modus Novus Chor based in Cologne, as well as the acclaimed male vocal ensemble Arcanum Musicae in Dresden.
Tickets also will be available at the door.