Two Wake Forest Choirs to Give Fall Concert

Wake Forest University’s fall choral concert will highlight the music of Dan Locklair and choral works based on Old Testament texts on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

The Choral Union, a 43-voice mixed ensemble, will feature “What Do We Know About Life” by Wake Forest composer-in-residence Dan Locklair. The selection is from the compact disc “Changing Perceptions.” The group also will perform choral settings of biblical lamentation texts. Music by Gordon Jacob, William Billings, Josquin des Pres, and William Dawson will be presented.

The 46-voice Concert Choir will continue the program’s lamentation text theme with selections from Thomas Tallis’s five-part setting of “The Lamentations of Jeremiah” composed in the 16th century. The choir also will sing two movements from Alberto Ginastera’s “Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta,” written in 1946. Music by Benjamin Britten, Pablo Casals and Philip Rhodes will also be included in the program.

Both choirs will be conducted by Brian Gorelick, director of choral ensembles, and accompanied by pianist Joanne Inkman.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-758-5026.

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