Choir selected to perform at ACDA conference in Minneapolis
Like many students who travel on spring break, Stetson University Concert Choir members will be traveling next week to deliver beautiful music to eager listeners in six cities.
The 50-voice choir will start their tour in Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday, March 4, before heading to Minnesota for performances in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The choir winds up their tour at home in DeLand with a concert at Lee Chapel on the Stetson University campus, Tuesday, March 14.
While in Minnesota, the choir will perform for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) at that group’s national conference in Minneapolis.
“It’s an honor for the choir to be invited to the ACDA national conference as a College and University ‘Choir in Residence,’” said Timothy Peter, D.M.A., professor, director of Choral Activities and conductor. In that capacity, the choir will lead “a repertoire reading session and participate in the Composers Masterclass working with American composers Steven Samitz and Libby Larsen. The choir will perform new works by young, talented choral composers.”
Stetson’s Concert Choir is part of a rich heritage of singing that spans more than 100 years. Its repertoire is selected from sacred and secular choral genres, numerous languages and many cultural domains. In addition to the Concert Choir, the Stetson University School of Music includes solo recitals and chamber ensembles to fully staged operas and orchestras.
During the tour, the Concert Choir will perform Exsultate Deo by Alessandro Scarlatti, Our Father Opus 29, No. 11 by Alexander Gretchanioff, Rut wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine, Chorus No. 39 from Johannespassion BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach and Messe by Frank Martin among other music. They will sing in English, German, Greek and Latin.
Stetson University Concert Choir Tour Schedule
Saturday, March 4, 4 p.m.
First Church-Sarasota, 104 S. Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, Fla. 34236
Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m.
Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos
The Villages, Fla. 32162
Free with offering
Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, Fla. 33801
$6 adults, $4 students
Wednesday-Thursday, March 8-9
American Choral Directors Association National Conference
Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, Minn. 55105
Free with offering
Tuesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, Fla. 32723