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The Madraliers will present their fall concert Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Charles Johnson Theater. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Madraliers will present their fall concert Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Charles Johnson Theater. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Oct. 30, 2019

Madraliers to perform fall concert Nov. 7

By Kala Dixon, communication assistant

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Madraliers will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts building.

The concert is free and open to the public.

“The audience will have the opportunity to experience a high-quality performance presented in a wonderful setting,” Dr. Brian Lanier, the Madraliers conductor and a Northwest professor of music, said. “While television, movies and recordings are ways to hear music, there is truly nothing to replace the ambience and aesthetic potential that comes with attending a live choral concert. The combination of the musical sounds intertwined with the human connection makes for an evening of unparalleled satisfaction.”

The first half of the concert will showcase compositions from the 16th to 21st centuries by Gerald Finzi, Susan LaBarr, Michael Fink, Orlando di Lasso, Gary Walth, Javier Busto and William Henry Smith.

The second portion of the concert will feature Randol Alan Bass’s “Gloria as well as Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “Ad Genua.”

“The work is contemporary, utilizing strings, soprano solo and choir in a fascinating, atmospheric presentation of color and sound,” Lanier said of “Ad Genua.”

The Madraliers choral ensemble is a select group, consisting of 35 undergraduate and graduate students representing a variety of disciplines and majors at Northwest. The choir’s repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to contemporary composers. In the spring, the same students become Celebration, the show choir for the University.

The ensemble also will present its 46th Annual Yuletide Feaste Dec. 6-7 in the J.W. Jones Student Union on the Northwest campus.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704