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.
Comprised of approximately 20 singers, the Women’s Chamber Choir is an auditioned group. The ensemble tackles a wide variety of literature for treble voices.
The close-harmony groups 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence will perform a mixture of a cappella selections, both modern and traditional.
The Women’s Chamber Choir will begin with a diverse, sacred set that will include “Zion’s Walls,” by Aaron Copland; “Cantate Domino,” by Michelle Roueche; and “Sing Me to Heaven,” by Daniel E. Gawthrop. Following, the program will feature “Wana Baraka,” a Kenyan folk song arranged by Shawn L. Kirchner and conducted by senior vocal music education major Maggie Walter of Elm Grove, Wisconsin.
The concert’s secular set will include “We Wake the Day,” by Ron Jeffers; Langston Hughes’ poem, “I Dream a World,” composed by Joan Szymko; “Weep No More,” by David N. Childs; “Tula Mntwana,” a Xhosa Lullaby, arranged by Jennifer Wolfe; and May Sarton’s poem, “Now I Become Myself,” composed by Gwyneth Walker.
The Women’s Chamber Choir’s longtime accompanist is Lannette Zylman-TenHave, and the concert will feature soloists and percussionists from within the choir.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church is located at 195 W. 13th St., on the corner of 13th Street and Maple Avenue.