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Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir to Perform on April 19

The Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir will present a concert with 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence on Wednesday, April 19, 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 sacred pieces will include “Amazing Grace,” arranged by Joan Szymko“; “Ain’t No Grave,” arranged by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory; and “Da pacem (Grant Us Peace),” arranged by Hakan Olsson.

The secular set will include poetry by Sara Teasdale, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Louis Stevenson and Percy Bysshe Shelley set to music by different composers. The choir will close with its traditional piece, “Blessing.”

The Women’s Chamber Choir will be accompanied by pianist Jane Bosko and student violinist Madalyn Navis.

The Women’s Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of 20-25 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 “In The Good Ol’ Summertime,” by George Evans; ‘Kyrie,’ from Lotti’s “Mass for Three Voices”; and “The Rocky Road to Dublin,” an Irish folk tune.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.