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University Chorale Concert to Feature Unique Musical Selections

Published on April 2, 2013

The Susquehanna University Chorale will stray from the traditional by featuring a mostly English program for its spring concert on April 12 at 8 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall, in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.University Chorale

Conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Colin Armstrong, the concert will include early American music from the sacred harp tradition, Negro spirituals, a grand motet by Brahms in German, a work by Mozart titled “Regina Coeli” and two works by English composer Charles Villiers Stanford—a Latin motet “Justorum Animae” and “The Blue Bird.”

Chorale concerts usually feature more languages than the English, German and Latin that will be represented this year, according to Armstrong. Works from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th-century eras will be performed.

“I selected music that moves my heart and soul. I hope it has the same effect on the audience,” Armstrong said.

Membership in the University Chorale is open to all majors and is by audition only. Presented by the Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

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