The Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir will present a concert with 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The Women's Chamber Choir will perform sacred and secular music with a variety of instrumentalists.
The sacred set will feature a performance of a “pastiche Mass” which includes the five traditional Catholic Mass movements (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Angus Dei) by different composers and in different styles. The Mass will include organ, piano and African drum, as well as soloists from the choir. The choir will be singing in Greek, Spanish, Latin and Shona.
With the days growing shorter, the secular set will include songs about the sun, among them “To Morning” and “A Small Score,” by local composer Joseph Byrd; “Indian Summer,” which sets an Emily Dickinson poem, and will be accompanied by oboist Sarah Southard; and “Puisque tout passe,” a sonic soundscape lamenting everything that passes away while encouraging listeners to combat the inevitable with art and love while able.
The Women’s Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of 20 to 30 Hope College students, directed by Jennifer Wolfe, assistant professor of music. Established in 2001, the ensemble tackles a wide variety of fine literature for treble voices.
The close-harmony groups 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence will perform a mixture of a cappella selections, both modern and traditional.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.