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The Tower Choir, pictured above during 2016 concert, will perform April 18 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 April 18 for an online audience. The University Chorale also will perform as three small ensembles. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

April 8, 2021

Tower Choir, University Chorale presenting spring concert online April 18

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The Northwest Missouri State University Tower Choir and University Chorale will perform their spring concert programs Sunday, April 18, 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 begins at 2 p.m. and can be viewed by clicking here. It will feature accompanied and unaccompanied works, including “Alleluia” by Elaine Hagenberg, “Ring Out, Wild Bells” by Jonathan Dove, “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli, “The Waking” by David Conte, “Exsultate, jubilate” by Karl Jenkins and “Ride On, King Jesus” arranged by Moses Hogan.

The University Chorale will present performances featuring two separate small ensembles. The performance times and links are 3 p.m. by clicking this link and 4 p.m. by clicking this link.

The University Chorale ensembles will perform “Fanfare for a Festival” by Ron Nelson, “Gloria in excelsis Deo” by Franz Joseph Haydn, “Hine ma tov” arranged by Neil Ginsberg, “Omnia Sol” by Z. Randall Stroope, “Let There Be Peace on Earth” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, and “The Music of Living” by Dan Forrest as well as the Northwest Missouri State University Alma Mater.

 

About the Tower Choir

The Northwest Tower Choir, conducted by Professor of Music Dr. Stephen Town, is an auditioned ensemble that 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 Northwest students with no audition requirement. The ensemble presents a concert each semester, and its repertoire ranges from classical to gospel and contemporary to Broadway.


Media contact:

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