BOONE—A Nov. 6 performance by the University Singers and Chamber Singers from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will take the audience on a global excursion through the choral works by international composers.
The program takes place in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m.
The University Singers open the performance with the festive a cappella piece “Cry Out and Shout” by Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt. They also will perform Swiss composer Ivo Antognini’s “Beati omnes,” American composer Roger Ames’ arrangement of “Down by the Riverside” and Spanish composer Joaquín Turina’s “Allegro vivo.”
The Chamber Singers will perform a madrigal by Italian composer Rossino Mantovano and “Come Again! Sweet Love Doth Now Invite” by English Renaissance composer John Dowland. They also will perform Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s “Ubi caritas.”
Compositions by American composers Renè Clausen, Eric Nelson and Mack Wilberg and Cuban composer Leo Brouwer also will be performed.
The singers are directed by Stephen M. Hopkins.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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