Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concert Friday

Posted on April 15th, 2010 by

The Choir of Christ Chapel

The Choir of Christ Chapel

Following a 4-day concert tour which included performances in Sun City West, Phoenix, and Tucson, the Choir of Christ Chapel and Conductor Patricia Kazarow, return to the campus for its home concert on Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

The Choir of Christ Chapel is a mixed ensemble of 64 students which draws its repertoire primarily from the fine sacred literature of the mid-18th to 21st centuries. In addition to singing for worship celebrations, the choir participates in the College’s annual holiday celebration Christmas in Christ Chapel and other major choral events on campus. This year’s concert, “Within the Circles of Our Lives,” will present music and dramatic readings that have been inspired by our collective life journeys.

Choral music included in the program will be Precious Lord, arranged by Roy Ringwald; Valley of Bones by Nick Strimple; The Road Home by Stephen Paulus; O nata lux by David Dickau; and I Want Jesus to Walk With Me by Ken Berg. These and other choral works, organ music, and hymns will be interspersed with dramatic readings of a letter by nationally syndicated radio host Garrison Keillor, an excerpt of a spirituality text by English mystic Walter Hilton, and a student poem.

Chad Fothergill, visiting instructor of music and the organist-cantor at Christ Chapel, is the organist for the concert. Rachel S. Larson, Gustavus Chaplain, will serve as program narrator.

Kazarow, a frequent choral clinician and adjudicator, holds a B.A. degree in music from Loretto Heights College in Denver, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Michigan. Kazarow has conducted the Choir of Christ Chapel since she joined the faculty at Gustavus in 1984. She also teaches courses such as “History of Western Music” and “Music of World Cultures,” as well as a First Term Seminar, “The Power of Music” at the College

The Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23 in Christ Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.


Comments are closed.