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Oct. 29, 2014
The Madraliers, Northwest Missouri State University’s chamber choir, will present a fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.
The chamber choir, directed by Dr. Brian Lanier, associate professor of music, will perform a varied program, including Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria, Hymn to St. Cecilia” by Benjamin Britten and “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith. The Vivaldi work will be performed with orchestra.
“My approach to choral music is to give our students a broad view of repertoire across time,” Lanier said. “The opportunity to perform master works such as the Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ with orchestral forces is a valuable experience for the students. Last fall we performed Bach’s ‘Magnificat,’ and ‘Gloria’ is a perfect companion piece for us to study and learn. The Britten work is very colorful and harmonically challenging. Hindemith’s ‘Six Chansons’ is a delightful setting of poems by Rilke about scenes from nature and seasons.”
The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Madraliers have made numerous appearances for prestigious music organizations, including the American Choral Directors Association and the Missouri Music Educators Association. They will also present the 41st Annual Yuletide Feaste, Dec. 5-6 on the Northwest Campus.
The Madraliers choral ensemble is a select group of undergraduate and graduate students representing a variety of disciplines and majors at Northwest. In the spring, the same students become Celebration, the show choir for the University.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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