posted April 1, 2008

Women’s Chamber Choir to Perform on April 14

The Women's Chamber Choir of Hope College will perform with Luminescence and 12th Street Harmony on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The program will include a selection of American sacred music including "How Can I keep From Singing" and "I'm Going to Sing!" There will be two "yoiks," which derive from an old Scandinavian vocal tradition combining nonsense syllables and short repeated melodic patterns. Next will be an anti-housework piece called "The Stove," followed by "Mouth Peace," which advocates harmony around the world by blending Irish "mouth music," African drum sounds, and scat syllables. The choir will conclude with its traditional closing song, "Blessing."

St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 195 W. 13th St., on the corner of 13th Street and Maple Avenue.