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.