Concert Choir

Concert Choir

Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Nina Nash-Robertson, Director of Choral Activities, is an ensemble of 75-100 students whose majors represent a variety of specialties within the university. In addition to annual Fall, Winter (Juletide) and Spring concerts, they also join with the Festival Chorus and Symphony Orchestra for an annual performance of a major choral/orchestral work. This group also performs regularly with the Midland Symphony Orchestra. In addition to all the music performed with the Festival chorus, in recent years this group has also performed Berlioz Romeo et Juliette, Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Mahler Second Symphony, Verdi Requiem, and Vaughan Williams Mystical Songs and in the opera Die Fledermaus. The group also performs shorter choral works of all genres, including spirituals, folk-song arrangements, contemporary masterworks, and multi-cultural choral literature. In 2005 the Concert Choir performed Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem in Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphony Orchestra and five other choirs, with Nina Nash-Robertson conducting. In 2003, the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers joined for a 10-day tour of China with concerts in Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. In March, 2007, they will perform Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece War Requiem in De Vos Hall, Grand Rapids, with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Faculty

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Honors Convocation Recital

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: This concert is free and open to the public.

Faculty Artist Jay Batzner, composition

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: $5 public, $3 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000.

Alan Gumm, Faculty Presentation

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Chamichian Recital Hall
Price: This concert is free and open to the public.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: $5 public, $3 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000.

Guest Artist Andreas Klein, piano

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: $5 public, $3 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000.
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