Sunday, October 7, 2018
Fall Choral Concert, Sunday, Oct. 14
Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir with accompaniment by Dr. Timothy Guenther. Their portion of the program based on the theme of "Time and Place" will include Locus iste ("This place was made by God”) by Anton Bruckner, Time from “Choral Dance from Gloriana” by Benjamin Britten, I dream a world by Dave Brubeck, When memory fades as arranged by Eric Nelson, Sure on this shining night by Morten Lauridsen, and Shawn Kirchner's arrangement of the Kenyan folk song Wana Baraka.
Directed by Ashland University alumna Julie Strebler-Renner and accompanied by Susan Gregg, the Women’s chorus’ selections begin with the Canadian folk song Savory, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme as arranged by Donald Patriquin, followed by Daniel Elder’s Lullaby, Jacob Narverud’s Dominus vobiscum and the Serbian gypsy dance Niska Banja, arranged by Nick Page.
For the Ashland Area Chorus, director Elizabeth Slade has selected pieces following the theme "Viking Seas: Music from Iceland and other ports of call." The chorus will begin with Heyr, himna smithur ("Hear, Heaven’s maker what the poet bids.”) by Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, followed by Heyr thú oss himnum á ("Hear us in heaven“) by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and end with the sea chantey Drunken Sailor arranged by Jonathan Willcocks.