Choirs to Present Spring Concert

The Wake Forest University Concert Choir and Choral Union will present a free spring choral concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Brendle Recital Hall.

The choirs will be conducted by Brian Gorelick, director of choral ensembles, and accompanied by Joanne Inkman, staff accompanist.

The music for the concert consists entirely of pieces by American composers and text settings by American poets and hymnists. The Choral Union will sing music by Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber and Wake Forest’s composer-in-residence Dan Locklair.

The group also will perform three choral arrangements from Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” led by students from the music department’s conducting class.

The Concert Choir will sing anthems, folk songs, and hymn settings by White, Hall, Erb and Fissinger. Students from the conducting class will lead some of the pieces.

The ensemble will conclude the program with “A Procession Winding Around Me,” Minnesota composer Jeffrey Van’s four settings of Walt Whitman poems for guitar and chorus. Seth Brodsky, a senior music major, will be the guitar soloist. Van will be in residence at Wake Forest to help the choir prepare for the performance of his composition.

For information, call 759-5026.

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