AU Choral Invitational "Among Friends"
Sat, October 5, 2019 @ 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“Among Friends” is the theme of the Andrews University Choral Invitational Fall Concert. This Saturday night, Oct. 5, 2019, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center, the Andrews University Singers and Chorale, under the direction of Stephen Zork, will host special guest choir Bel Canto of Berrien Springs High School, conducted by Carrie VanDenburgh. The program will be a fusion of the repertoires both directors will be conducting at the Conference of the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) on October 25, 2019, in Dalton Auditorium, Western Michigan University.
Bel Canto will perform "Hlohonolofatsa" arranged by Daniel Jackson, "Festival Gloria" by Craig Courtney, "Songbird" by Sarah Quartel, "Lineage" by Andrea Ramsey and "Bright Mansions" arranged by K. Lee Scott. Andrews University Singers will perform "O Nata Lux" by Thomas Tallis, "Oh, Light of Lights" by Harry Escott, "Clear Our Heart, Oh God" by Tom Trenney, "When Memory Fades" arranged by Eric Nelson and "Umawit Kayo Sa Panginoon (Sing to the Lord a New Song)" sung in Tagalog and written by Filipino composer Joy T. Nilo. The Andrews University Chorale will perform Craig Courtney’s recently composed "Psalm 23" and Philip Stopford’s "Oh, Be Joyful."
VanDenburgh, former student of Zork, is an established award-winning choral conductor, clinician and teacher. Coming full-circle, both conductors’ collaborative artistry and energy will be evident to all who attend the choral concert this Saturday night.
Howard Performing Arts Center