School of Music presenting Fall Choral Concert

The Western Carolina University School of Music will present the Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Coulter Building recital hall.

Featured student ensembles are the University Chorus, Early Music Ensemble and Concert Choir. The choirs will be conducted by Michael Lancaster, director of choral activities at WCU.

The performance is open to the public with no admission charge.

The University Chorus will perform “Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina” by G. B. Martini, a spirited, imitative Baroque piece; “Mi lagnerò tacendo” by W. A. Mozart, a nocturne for chorus and three clarinets; “O, my gentle Musette,” a French folk song arranged by Louis Moyse for chorus, piano and two flutes; “Neighbors’ Chorus” from the comic opera “La jolie Perfumeuse”; and “Praise His Holy Name,” a gospel arrangement by Keith Hampton.

The Early Music Ensemble will sing Renaissance madrigals by John Bennet and Claudio Monteverdi, and selections by Orlando di Lasso.

The Concert Choir will present “Alleluia” by the contemporary Lithuanian composer Algirdas Martinaitis, the “Kyrie” from the “Officium defunctorum 1603” by Tomás Luis de Victoria, “Warum” by Johannes Brahms, “Only in Sleep” by the contemporary Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, the African-American spiritual “Wade in the Water” arranged by Moses Hogan, and the traditional Irish “Sí do Mhaimeo í” (about a rich grandmother who marries a young man), arranged for chorus by David Mooney.

For more information, contact the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.