April 26, 2019
Spring choral concert features special guest Texas Youth Chorale
The K-State Women's Choir, University Chorus and Collegium Musicum will perform their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at All Faiths Chapel. The concert also will feature special guest ensemble the Texas Youth Chorale from Dallas. The performance is free and open to the public.
The Texas Youth Chorale is a select choir of auditioned sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade youth. The chorale focuses on singing high-level music, leadership and singing in North Texas and abroad. In 2015, the chorale traveled to Ireland, in 2018 to Australia and in 2020, the chorale will tour as an independent choir to Vienna, Salsburg and Budapest.
The K-State Women's Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble comprised of music majors and nonmusic majors. The ensemble is currently under the direction of Ryan James Leonard, graduate student in music. The K-State Women's Choir will perform several pieces at the concert including "Lift Thine Eyes" by Felix Mendelssohn, "I Am Not Yours" by David N. Child's, "Dominus Vobiscum" by Jacob Narverud, "Festival Sanctus" by John Leavitt, and "Blow Away the Morning Dew" by John Leavitt.
The K-State University Chorus and Collegium Musicum ensembles are currently under the direction of David Wood, instructor of music. The K-State University Chorus is a non-auditioned mixed choir comprised of music majors and nonmajors. Collegium Musicum offers the experience of a small ensemble with a focus on early music. The combined ensembles will perform three early English works, "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis, an anonymous setting of "Rejoice in the Lord Alway," and George Frideric Handel's "Te Deum in A Major."
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit k-state.edu/mtd to learn more.