Choral Invitational Fall Concert at the Howard

   Campus News | Posted on October 3, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. at 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. “Among Friends” is the theme of the Andrews University Choral Invitational Fall Concert. The program will be a fusion of the repertoires which both directors will conduct at the Conference of the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) on October 25 in Dalton Auditorium at Western Michigan University.

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.

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.”

Tickets for this event can be purchased at and are $6 for general seating and $4 for students and seniors. There is a two-ticket limit if purchasing with a student ID.

For additional information, contact the Howard box office at 269-471-3560. For a full season schedule of events at the Howard Performing Arts Center, visit