Enjoy the lush and lyrical music of Brahms, Schubert and Mendelssohn when the Chapman University Choir, University Singers, and Chapman Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Stephen R. Coker, D.M.A., perform choral-orchestral works of the Romantic era at the annual Sholund Scholarship Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Memorial Hall.
Among the program’s features will be Tantum Ergo (Schubert), Magnificat in C major, D. 486 (Schubert), Ave Maria, Op. 12 (Brahms), Christus, Part One, Op. 97 (Mendelssohn), Schiksalslied (Brahms) and Alto Rhapsody (Brahms) featuring soloist Kristina Driskill of Chapman’s voice faculty.
In recent years the Sholund Scholarship Concert has showcased classical works from Mozart, and Beethoven and the operatic works of Puccini, so it seemed timely to feature Romantic era composers, said Dr. Coker, associate professor and director of choral activities at Chapman.
“We like to give our kids a variety to sing and opportunities to sing in different languages. This was a good choice for us. And it fit well with the Chapman Chamber Orchestra and uses a variety of student soloists as well,” Dr. Coker said.
Proceeds from the concert benefit an endowed music scholarship named in memory of the late Edgar Sholund, a past chairman of the music department. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens and non-Chapman students.
For more information about this event, or the many other performing arts events this month, visit the College of Performing Arts website.