Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by

The Choir of Christ Chapel, Brandon Dean, conductor

The Choir of Christ Chapel, Brandon Dean, conductor

To conclude its 2015 Spring Concert Tour, the Choir of Christ Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Brandon Dean and accompanied by pianist Michael Asmus ’13, will present its Home Concert on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert, “The Heart is the Compass,” is the final of 6 performances on the choir’s concert tour which included performances in Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale and New Prague. Tickets are not required for this performance. Admission to the concert is free.

The Choir of Christ Chapel is a 110-voice mixed ensemble which is part of the choral program at Gustavus. For more than 50 years, the choir’s repertoire has been programmed to complement the liturgies and services celebrated in Christ Chapel. The choir participates in Daily Sabbath, Christmas in Christ Chapel, major choral events on the campus and has been invited to sing at the Minnesota Music Educators’ Association Midwinter Clinic. The choir tours annually with a program of choral repertoire to promote the mission of the College and to connect students and congregations alike with the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran church.

Dr. Brandon Dean serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Gustavus and conductor of the Choir of Christ Chapel and Lucia Singers (a women’s choir). In addition to his conducting duties, he teaches courses in music theory and music education.  In 2014, Dr. Dean received the 2014 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the founder and Director of the Gustavus Show Choir Camp. Prior to his appointment at Gustavus Adolphus College, he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

The Choir of Christ Chapel’s home concert on Tuesday, May 12, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert is open to the public.


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