Coe Concert Choir to present "Searching for Spirit, Psalms and Stories"

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2018-03-28 09:14:54 - General

Coe College Concert Choir

The Coe College Concert Choir will present a spring concert entitled "Searching for Spirit, Psalms and Stories" on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. This concert will feature sign language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing, and the Concert Choir will also sign a portion of the program. The performance is open to the public at no charge.

Gerald Finzi's "My Spirit Sang All Day" opens the concert, and is followed by a set of psalm settings by Palestrina, Viadana, Mozart and Brahms, with instrumental accompaniment. Z. Randall Stroope's "Saul" then retells the Saul conversion story in a dramatic fashion, with shouts, cries, slides and driving rhythmic intensity.

The scene shifts from there to Randall Thompson's "Frostiana," a collection of pieces setting the classic American poetry of Robert Frost. The concert concludes with the spiritual arrangement "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down."

The Coe Concert Choir is under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Marc Falk. For more information, contact the Coe Music Department at 319-399-8521.