Campus News

Hope College Chapel Choir to Present Concert on March 28

The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual spring “Home” concert on Wednesday, March 28, 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.

This year’s annual concert pieces are centered around four genres, including African American spirituals, folksongs from around the world, African, and African American gospel. The choir will be accompanied by music faculty member Jennifer Wolfe, piano and djembe drums.

The Hope College Chapel Choir, founded in 1938, has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and has traveled abroad on eight occasions. This May, the choir will tour in South Africa, which it had previously visited in 2009.

Recent guest performances include Third Reformed Church in Holland earlier this month, and Traverse City in early April.  The choir is also featured in events at Hope, including the college’s long-standing Christmas Vespers, the award-winning television broadcast of which is seen around the country at Christmastime on PBS.

The 40-voice ensemble, comprised of student musicians from a wide variety of academic disciplines, is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music. Students in the choir are selected by audition and maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule in preparation for their concert tour and other engagements throughout the year.

Richmond, a professor of music, is in his 21st year as director of choral activities at Hope, where he teaches conducting and voice, and directs the Chapel Choir and College Chorus.

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