By Kate Williams '16
PLU’s annual Fall Choral Concert will feature the Choir of the West, University Chorale, University Singers, and Men’s Chorus. Each choir will present a 15-25 minute program of mixed choral literature from various stylistic eras and genres as they kick off their 2017-18 seasons.
This is the first concert performance of the year for these choirs, and a rare opportunity to hear them all on stage in one performance. The concert will include four PLU student choral ensembles: Choir of the West (Richard Nance, conductor), University Chorale (Brian Galante, conductor), University Singers (Brian Galante, conductor) and Men’s Chorus (Barry Johnson, conductor). At the end of the concert, all alumni of the choral groups are invited to join the combined choirs on stage to sing F. Melius Christiansen’s arrangement of Beautiful Savior.
“The PLU Choral Concert is always one of my favorite events of the year. It’s always exciting to hear the new versions of our choral ensembles for the first time. I also love having them all combine to sing Beautiful Savior with the alumni at the end of the concert. It’s a powerful symbol of the great PLU choral tradition,” Richard Nance, conductor of the Choir of the West.
There are two performances of this program to accommodate ticket demand.
Performances will take place Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 at 8pm in Lagerquist Concert Hall in Mary Baker Russell Building. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite. $10 – general admission; $5 – 60+, military, alumni and students; free – 18 and younger.