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The Tower Choir, pictured above during 2016 concert, will perform Nov. 15 for an online audience. The University Chorale also will perform as three small ensembles. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Tower Choir, pictured above during 2016 concert, will perform Nov. 15 for an online audience. The University Chorale also will perform as three small ensembles. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Oct. 27, 2020

Tower Choir, University Chorale to present online performances Nov. 15

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The Northwest Missouri State University Tower Choir and University Chorale will present their fall concert programs Sunday, Nov. 15, and invite the University community to view the performances online. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the concert venue will not be accessible to the public. Instead KNWT, Northwest’s student-led television station, will broadcast the concert presentations on its YouTube channel.

The Tower Choir program, which begins at 2 p.m. and can be viewed online (link expired), will feature accompanied and unaccompanied works, including “Hehlehlooyuh” by James Furman, “Suliko” arranged by Brent Wells, “Si Ch’io Vorrei Morire” by Claudio Monteverdi, “Ubi Caritas” by Ola Gjeilo, “Warum?” by Johannes Brahms, “I’ll Be Seeing You” arranged by Phil Mattson and “I’ll Be On My Way” by Shawn Kirchner.

The University Chorale will present performances featuring three separate small ensembles. The performance times and links are as follows: 3 p.m. (link expired), 4 p.m. (link expired), and 5 p.m. (link expired).  

The University Chorale programs will include “Music in the Air” by Ryan Murphy, “Nothing Can Stop Me Now” by Anthony Newley, “Clear and Sweet is My Soul” by Michael John Trotta, “When Angels Sing” by Mark Miller, “With a Voice of Singing” by Martin Shaw, “Danny Boy” arranged by Julie Knowles and “This Little Babe” by Benjamin Britten.

 

About the Tower Choir

The Northwest Tower Choir, conducted by Professor of Music Dr. Stephen Town, is an auditioned ensemble and performs choral music of all periods and styles. Dr. Jiwon Choi accompanies the choir on piano.

Under Town’s direction, the Tower Choir has been selected by peer reviewers to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference (2003, 2010, 2015, 2020) and at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference (2011, 2014, 2017). In 2011, the Tower Choir was selected by the National Collegiate Choral Organization peer review committee to perform at its prestigious national convention in Fort Collins, Colorado. Other appearances include a premiere concert at Carnegie Hall, where Town conducted the ensemble with other choirs and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

 

About the University Chorale

The University Chorale, under the direction of Professor of Music Dr. Brian Lanier, is a large choral organization open to all students at Northwest. The ensemble presents a concert each semester, and its repertoire ranges from classical to gospel, and contemporary to Broadway. There is no audition requirement for membership in the University Chorale.


Media contact:

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