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The upcoming Spring Choral Concert is the final choral concert of the school year, giving our assortment of choirs one last time to display everything they have learned before the semester comes to an end.

Spring Choral Concert 2022 Experience masterful performances from our Carthage Choir, Treble Choir, and Carthage Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel.

The Carthage Choir’s program will feature works that bemoan the violence of war and express a longing for piece: Moses Hogan’s “Battle of Jericho,” Robert Ray’s “He Never Failed Me Yet,” Sergei Rachmainoff’s “Bogoroditse Devo” (Virgin Theotokos), and Mykola Lysenko’s “Prayer for Ukraine,”( the last two by a Russian and a Ukranian composer, respectively) conveying a hope for peace in Ukraine today.

Carthage Treble Choir will perform various pieces centered around the concept of hope. Their repertoire includes the following works: South African Hymn’s “Ukuthula,” Dale Trumbore’s “Breathe in Hope,” Alysia Lee’s “Say Her Name,” and Elaine Hagenberg’s “You Do Not Walk Alone.” The collection from Treble Choir will be conducted by students Taylor May Bulanek ’22 and Ally Kline ’22, and our very own Professor Peter Dennee.

Carthage Choral will present a repertoire of six works with each piece
featuring a different student conductor. The conductors are Matthew Pakkebier ’22, Franco Basili M.M. ’22, Bryan Tamayo ’23, Alecia Corey ’22, Norris Jones ’22, and Chris Glade ’22. Each conductor is hard at work seeking their undergraduate and graduate degrees in music or music education.

The Carthage Choir was originally an a cappella choir that focused on sacred music. Now in their 94th year, the choir performs a combination of sacred and secular repertoire from many different traditions. The choir has taken over 15 international tours over the years, with their most recent tour taking them to various locations in Europe in January 2018. The choir will travel to Ireland in June 2022 in their first study trip since the start of the pandemic. Carthage’s Treble Choir consists of over 60 students, who sing all genres of choral literature — medieval through 21st century; sacred and secular; as well as arrangements of folk songs, popular music, and world music. They have toured regionally, nationally, and internationally, with their most recent tour taking place in Tanzania in 2019. Treble Choir is known for their rendition of Ola Gjeilo’s “I Rise!” and for their performance at the North Central
Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. Carthage Chorale is a choir of over 65 voices. The singers come from all backgrounds and perform at worship events and services on and off campus, including Carthage’s Christmas Festival, Family Weekend Worship Service, and the Annual Weston Noble Concert.

Tickets are free and must be obtained in advance. To obtain your reserved tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Join us also from home through our livestream.
 
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Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Office of Performing and Visual Arts

For more information, contact:

Fine Arts Box Office: 262-551-6661