Plymouth State University chorale event to feature high school voices from across state, world
A 7 p.m. concert in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center culminates weeks of preparation and a full day of rehearsals for the students and workshops for their teachers, according to university officials.
The Dover High School choir, directed by Robert Finch, will be featured in the program.
This year's theme is Villages of the Earth, for which the choirs will be singing in Chinese, Latin, Spanish and Hebrew, as well as performing some works in English that focus on the global community. Three University Chorale members from Hong Kong have assisted on the Chinese pieces.
The centerpiece of the concert will be “Villages of the Earth,” a three-movement work by American composer Janika Vandervelde. Poetry for the work was composed by peace activist Meridel le Seur and encourages listeners to “let us seek each other in the villages of the earth.”
Perkins says students have enjoyed discussing the relevance of this poetry while viewing world news and events.
The culminating work of the program will be Shed a Little Light by James Taylor.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for kids at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
Tickets are also available online at plymouth.edu/silver-center/buy-tickets/.
The PSUChamber Singers, an ensemble of 16 to 24 voices open to all PSU students by audition, performs music of all periods and styles in concerts both on and off campus. The ensemble has performed in England, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Canada, the American Southwest, and throughout New England and the East Coast.
The University Chorale is a voice ensemble open to all PSU students.
The ensemble performs works from all periods and styles, often in collaboration with other New Hampshire choirs and orchestras.
General information about PSU events is online at ThisWeek@PSU.
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