SU Masterwork Concert to Feature Combined Work of 'Gloria'
Published on November 20, 2012
The Department of Music’s Masterwork Concert will unite the Susquehanna University Choir, Chorale and Orchestra on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium. The event, presented every other year, is free and open to the public.
The first half of the program will feature only the chorale, directed by Colin Armstrong, assistant professor of music. For the second half, the chorale will be joined by the choir and the orchestra. The choir and orchestra ensemble directors are associate professors of music Julia Brasher Thorn and Jennifer Sacher Wiley, respectively.
The combined ensemble, directed by Wiley, will perform “Gloria” by French composer Francis Poulenc. The work is divided into six movements and premiered in 1961 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Chorus Pro Musica.
“Poulenc's music is Impressionist—an important style for our students to learn and for our audiences to hear,” Wiley said.
Membership in the University Chorale, Choir and Orchestra is open to Susquehanna students regardless of major, but is by audition only. The orchestra is open to advanced string players and high-caliber wind, brass and percussionists.
Karen M. Jones