Wooster Chorus, Wooster Singers Set for Joint Concert on Saturday

Two distinct programs to be performed at Gault Recital Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m.

28 November, 2017 by Hugh Howard

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Wooster Chorus and the Wooster Singers will present a joint concert this Saturday night, Dec. 2, at The College of Wooster’s Gault Recital Hall inside Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). Admission to the 7:30 p.m. performance is free and open to the public.

The Wooster Chorus, under the direction of Lisa Wong, will present “Let My Love Be Heard,” featuring the title work by Jake Runestad, as well as music of Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, and others in an exploration of love, hope, and utopia. Plans are in place to expand this program into the spring semester and to showcase it at the state conference of the Ohio Music Education Association in February.

The Wooster Singers, under the guidance of Lauri Hogle, will present “From Darkness into Light,” a program highlighting the diverse genres and text origins, student singers and instrumentalists, and a choral conducting student. This musical piece will include a work by Elizabeth Alexander ’84, an alum of the music program and former student of Jack Gallagher.

Founded in 1964, the Wooster Chorus, which consists of students from all academic areas within the College, is acclaimed for its beautiful sound, high level of artistry, creative programming, and engaging performances. It has been a three-time finalist for the American Prize in Choral Performance. The Wooster Singers is a non-auditioned, mixed-voice choral ensemble and performs a variety of music on and off campus throughout the academic year.

For more information, contact Donna Reed at (330) 263-2419 or dreed@wooster.edu.