Choral Concert to Shine Spotlight on Romantic-era Works
The CSU, Chico Music Department presents its spring semester choral concert, Romantic Masters, Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre.
Romantic Masters focuses on the music of the 18th century and will include works by Brahms, Bruckner, Rheinberger, and Schumann.
One of the featured works -- Schubert’s “Mass in G” -- will be sung by the University Chorus, a large group made up of community and student singers. Additional performing groups for Romantic Masters include the Acappella Choir and Chamber Singers.
“The choirs have not done much Romantic Era literature since I came to CSU, Chico five years ago,” said Dr. David Scholz, Director of Choral Activities at CSU, Chico. “The challenges about choral music from this particular era is that it tends to have extended vocal and dynamic ranges, which requires a fairly large choir that is evenly balanced. When I looked at the roster of students singing in the choir this spring I knew that they would appreciate and be up to the challenge of this kind of music.”
In addition to the Romantic era works, The Chamber Singers will perform “Six Prayers from the Ark” by Ivor Davies and “American Indian Songs” by Kenneth Jennings.
“These are both wonderfully interesting sets that the audience will enjoy listening to as much as choir has enjoyed working on them,” said Scholz.
Advance tickets for Romantic Masters, at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $6 student/children, are available at the University Box Office, 898-6333. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For disability-related accommodations, please call 898-4325.