For the final major performance by the Gustavus Choir for the 2012-13 season, Conductor Gregory Aune will enlist the support of a 15-member chamber orchestra of faculty, students and friends. The chamber ensemble, along with the members of the Gustavus Choir, will present the Choir’s Spring Concert on Sunday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.
The program for Sunday’s concert will be set in the categories of “We Praise Creation,” “We Remember,” “We Worship,” and “We Celebrate Life and Love.” Dr. Aune has chosen works to fit these themes. The Choir will open the concert with Kenneth Jennings’ All You Works of the Lord, Bless the Lord from the opera Benedicite, omnia, and continue with two works by Johannes Brahms and Rupert Lang under the theme of remembrance. The Choir will then present Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major to celebrate worship with the chamber orchestra and six soloists from the Choir. The concert will conclude under the banner of “We Celebrate Life and Love” with the Circus Band by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland’s Stomp Your Foot from his opera The Tender Land, Morten Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night, Rene Clausen’s Set Me As a Seal, Mankato-area composer David Dickau’s If Music Be the Food of Love and the F. Melius Christiansen arrangement of Beautiful Savior.
The members of the Gustavus Choir and Conductor Gregory Aune will present this Spring Concert in Christ Chapel on Sunday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. The public is welcomed to attend. Admission is free.