posted November 12, 2009

Women’s Chamber Choir to Perform Nov. 23

The Women's Chamber Choir of Hope College will perform with Luminescence and 12th Street Harmony on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The program will include poetry by Emily Bronte and Leonora Speyer, accompanied on piano by Lannette Zylman-TenHave. Other pieces include two spirituals, "Nobody knows the trouble I see" and "Let Me Ask You," featuring soloists from the choir; a four-part setting of the Latin text "Jesu, dulcis memoria" ("Jesus, the very thought of thee"); an energetic Psalm 150; and an evocative work by Venezuelan composer Alberto Grau, "Kasar mie la gaji" ("The earth is tired"), in which the choir imitates the wind and navigates cross-rhythms and dissonances. The program will close with the choir's traditional song, "Blessing," by Katie Moran Bart.

The Women's Chamber Choir is directed by Jennifer Wolfe, who is an adjunct assistant professor of music at Hope.  She holds master's degrees in choral conducting and piano performance from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois.

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