Three Wake Forest Choirs to Present Spring Concert

The Wake Forest University Concert Choir, Choral Union and Collegium Vocal Ensemble will present a free spring choral concert featuring the music of Vienna at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Brendle Recital Hall.

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

The concert will feature music by composers who were born or lived in Vienna. The Choral Union will sing Haydn’s “Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese” and sacred pieces by Mozart and Liszt. The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will sing music by Brahms and another Viennese composer, Ernst Toch, who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century. The Concert Choir will sing Anton Bruckner’s Easter motet “Christus Factus Est” and will continue the theme of music from Vienna with selections from Brahm’s waltzes.

The combined choirs will conclude the program with Brahms’ “How Lovely are Thy Dwellings” from “A German Requiem.”

For information, call (336) 758-5026.

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