Choral Concert on April 22 to Feature
Posted April 7, 2003
HOLLAND -- A composition commissioned by three
brothers in honor of their parents will be featured during a
concert by the combined Hope College Chapel Choir and
College Chorus on Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The concert will feature "Let the Bright
Seraphim," commissioned by Hope graduates Douglas Neckers,
Bruce Neckers and Craig Neckers in honor of their parents,
M. Carlyle Neckers of Holland and his late wife Doris, also
The piece was written by English composer Malcolm
Archer, organist and master of choristers at Wells Cathedral
in England. It was first performed on Sunday, Aug. 11,
2002, at Chautauqua (N.Y.) Amplitheatre. Archer will be on
Hope's campus in August of this year as part of the Richner-
Strong Institute of Church Music.
Douglas Neckers is a 1960 graduate living in
Perrysburg, Ohio; Bruce Neckers is a 1965 graduate living in
Grand Rapids; and Craig Neckers is a 1971 graduate living in
Grand Rapids. M. Carlyle Neckers and Doris (VanLente)
Neckers graduated from the college in 1935 and 1936
The evening's program also includes "I Saw the
Lord," by John Stainer; "Hear My Prayer," by Felix
Mendelssohn, featuring faculty member Linda Dykstra; "Let
the People Praise Thee, O Lord," by William Mathias; and
"Ave Verum," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street.