posted November 7, 2012

Women’s Chamber Choir to Perform on Nov. 19

The Women’s Chamber Choir of Hope College will perform its fall concert with 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The group will be performing “Psalm Settings,” by Ruth Watson Henderson, with Sarah Southard, instructor of oboe at Hope; “Ascribe to the Lord,” by Rosephanye Powell; “Faith is the bird,” text by Rabindranath Tagore and music by Elizabeth Alexander; “Ave Maria,” by Poulenc; and “Blessings,” by Katie Moran Bart.

Also during the concert, the group will sing a set of lullabies from around the world. The pieces are meant to say something about life’s ups and downs:  a sick mother working hard for little pay, a realization that not every baby is fortunate enough to have a mother to rock him or her, and an intuition that mothers feel.

The concert will feature  number of soloists from within the choir, as well as a guest vocalist, sophomore Katrina Baker of Hudsonville.

Hope staff member Lannette Zylman-Tenhave will be performing the piano accompaniment.

The choir will be joined by Hope's close-harmony groups, Luminescence (women) and 12th Street Harmony (men).

The Women’s Chamber Choir, established in 2001, is an auditioned group of 20-25 Hope students, directed by Jennifer Wolfe, assistant professor of music.

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