The Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir will present a concert with 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence on Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The Women's Chamber Choir will perform sacred and secular music with a variety of instrumentalists.
The concert will include two pieces in very different moods featuring the new Concert Hall organ played by Jane Bosko. The two pieces are “Lux Aeterna,” by Z. Randall Stroope, and “Psalm 150,” by David Willcocks. Rounding out the first sacred set will be an a cappella prayer for peace from South Africa, “Ukuthula,” with soloists from the choir.
The secular set will include poetry in settings by Joan Szymko, work by local composer Joseph Byrd and three pieces by Canadian arranger Donald Patriquin. The Women’s Chamber Choir will be accompanied by pianists Sarah Bast and Lannette Zylman-TenHave, as well as cellist Adam Krahn.
The Women's Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of 20 to 30 Hope College students, directed by Jennifer Wolfe, assistant professor of music. Established in 2001, the ensemble tackles a wide variety of fine 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 Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.