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!