posted March 13, 2012

Chapel Choir to Present Post-Tour “Home” Concert on Monday, March 26

The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual post-tour “Home” concert on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The concert will feature a set of African American spirituals, as well as pieces by composers such as Rene Clausen, Anthony Piccolo, James MacMillan and R. Murray Schafer.  There will be a number of folksong arrangement as well as a couple of grand anthems with organ -- something for every one.

The choir will be returning from its March 14-22 tour featuring performances in 

Indiana, Florida and Kentucky.

The Chapel Choir is Hope College’s premier choral ensemble.  Comprised of auditioned singers, the Chapel Choir has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and has traveled abroad on eight occasions, most recently to South Africa in May 2009.  The choir is featured along with other music ensembles in Christmas Vespers, a tradition that stretches back to 1941.  Award-winning broadcasts of Christmas Vespers by WGVU of Grand Rapids are shown on PBS stations around the country at Christmastime.  The choir is directed by Brad Richmond, professor of music and director of choral activities.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church is located at 195 W. 13th St., on the corner of 13th Street and Maple Avenue.