Kent State Chorale to present their post-tour spring concert April 8
The Kent Chorale presents their spring concert on Sun., April 8, at 3 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. $15, adults; $13, seniors and Kent State University faculty; $10, groups of 10 or more; $8 non-Kent State students and Kent State student ineligible for the Fee for Free; FREE for full-time Kent Campus undergraduates and those under 18. Ludwig Recital Hall is at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. Ample free parking is available.
Under the direction of Scott MacPherson, the Kent Chorale performs the program from their recent tour of New York. Presenting a diverse selection of works sung in English, Latin, Russian, and German, some highlights include Sweelinck’s “Hodie Cristus natus est,” Brahms’s “Shaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz,” Tchaikovsky’s “Nochevála túchka zolotáya” (A Little Golden Cloud), and more. Several students will also be featured as soloists, including sopranos Heather Morrison and Anna Hylton. Kent State graduate conducting students will also lead the flagship ensemble, with graduate conducting assistant Brandy Kay Riha directing “Why are thou so heavy, O my soul?” by Henry Loosemore and graduate student conductor Jinhua Zhang directing “Hear the Voice and Prayer” by Thomas Tallis.
The Kent Chorale is the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s flagship choral ensemble. Known for outstanding performances of new and classic works, its membership consists of some of the best vocalists at Kent State from majors to nonmajors. In addition to regular performances on campus, the Chorale tours regularly with recent appearances in New York City, Washington D.C. and Chicago. They also regularly collaborate with the KSU Orchestra and appear on the popular Choral Holiday Collage concert in December. They are conducted by Dr. Scott MacPherson.
Scott MacPherson is the Director of Choral Studies at Kent State University where he directs the Kent Chorale and Kent Chorus, as well as leading the graduate conducting program. In addition to his activities at Kent State, he is the founder of both the Cleveland Chamber Choir and the Wisconsin-based Isthmus Vocal Ensemble. He has consistently earned praise for the performances of choirs under his direction, with innovative programming blending a variety of musical styles ranging from early music to 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 will also be available at the door starting on hour prior to the performance.