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Clarion University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Hank Alviani, will present a program celebrating composers born in the year '13: music of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901), and Richard Wagner (1813-1883).  The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Marwick-Boyd auditorium. Admission is free.

Concert Choir will perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols featuring harpist Marissa Jill Knaub.  The Concert Choir men will sing Wagner’s Pilgerchor (Pilgrim’s Chorus) from Tannhauser, directed by student conductor Kyle A. Hart; and the Concert Choir women will sing Verdi’s Laudi alla Vergine Maria (Praise to the Virgin Mary) from Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces), directed by student conductor Seth Joseph Robertson.  Chamber Singers will perform Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb featuring organist Christopher Walchesky; Bridal Chorus from Wagner’s Lohengrin; the men will sing Soldiers’ Chorus from Verdi’s Il trovatore and Sailor’s Chorus from Wagner’s Der fliegende Hollander; and the women will sing Witches’ Chorus from Verdi’s Macbeth, accompanied by pianist Bonnie Ferguson.  The two ensembles will combine to perform Britten’s double chorus piece A Hymn to the Virgin. 

For more information call Dr. Hank Alviani at 814-393-2384.

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11/13/2013 10:26 AM

Clarion University concert celebrates composers born in ‘13