Concert Choir Presents Annual Fall Concert, Sunday, October 27

The annual fall concert by the Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster, will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. in Gray Auditorium on the Berea College campus.  The choral concert will be accompanied by Lindsay Clavere on the piano. There is no admission charge.

The first half of the concert features sacred music by a variety of composers, mostly contemporary American composers, sung by both choirs.  It opens with a double-choir, antiphonal setting of Psalm 100 by German Baroque composer Heinrich Schűtz.

The second half of program features secular music consisting of folk songs, art songs, and opera.   The Chamber Singers will perform “Loch Lomond and Sarah,” a humorous Eastern Newfoundland song.  The Concert Choir will sing two well-known folk songs from the Southeastern U.S.—“Shenandoah”and “Ev’ry Night When the Sun Goes Down.” The choir will also perform several nocturnes by German composer Heinrich Von Herzogenberg.  The concert will conclude with a birthday celebration of Giuseppe Verdi with performances of special choruses from “La Traviata” and “Aida” and a birthday cake in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 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 to earn 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.