Berea College Concert Choir to Perform Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 15


Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performing during their annual spring concert April 23, 2017.

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present their annual spring concert in Gray Auditorium Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.  The public is invited to attend this free performance. The choirs are conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster and will feature several student conductors. Lindsay Clavere will accompany on the piano.

The program includes much of the repertoire that the choirs will perform on their upcoming international concert tour to the Balkans in May. The first half of the program presents sacred music of a variety of composers mostly from the 20 century, including psalm settings by Lily Boulanger and Paul Basler, settings of O salutaris hostia by Gioacchino Rossini and Eriks Eŝenvelds, and the music of Howard Hanson. The second half of the program consists of folk song arrangements, a group of love songs performed by the Chamber Singers and arrangements of African-American spirituals. The concert ends with a dramatic song of Eternal Hope and a vibrant Alleluia!

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.