Coe choir performance to include sacred and secular music

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or

2008-11-10 09:59:19 - General

The Coe College Concert Choir and Crimson & Gold will present a winter concert on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe campus. Featuring sacred and secular music, the concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Coe Music Professor Marc Falk and accompanied by Marita Wolgast, the concert will open with Palestrina's "Sicut Cervus," followed by Tellmann's "Laudate Jehovam," with harpsichord and strings. A number of Russian choral masterworks will be performed, including Pavel Chesnokov's "Spaséniye Sodélal" (Salvation is Created). The concert choir will conclude the first half of the event with Alice Parker's arrangement of the traditional American hymn "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal."

The second half of the concert features three Latin American songs from Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil, Paul Hindemith's "Six Chansons," and an unusual 20th century piece by the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer called "Epitaph for Moonlight." This piece features extended vocal techniques and a score rendered completely in pictures, diagrams and visual representations of the musical effects.

Coe's newest vocal group, Crimson & Gold, will perform a short set of vocal jazz and madrigals between the two halves of the concert.

For more information, call 399-8581.