- Apr 11, 2010 7:30 PM
- Apr 18, 2010 7:30 PM
The Michigan Tech Concert Choir, conducted by Susan Byykkonen, will perform two concerts featuring "Music of Peace, Love and Harmony" with the help of three high school choirs. On Sunday, April 11, the Calumet High School Choir with director Scott Veenstra joins the 60-voice Concert Choir on the Calumet Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, April 18, the Hancock Central High School Choir, directed by Victoria Baltensperger, and the Houghton High School Choir, directed by Ann Campbell, join the Michigan Tech musicians for a Rozsa Center concert at 7:30 p.m.
The Concert Choir's repertoire for both concerts includes Perschetti's "Song of Peace," de la Vega's "Amor de mi Alma," Whitacre's "hope, faith, life, love," based on a poem by e.e. cummings, Philip Lawson's arrangement of "Down to the River to Pray," Milton Olsson's "Annabel Lee," Gershwin's "But Not for Me," and several others. A twenty-member Chamber Ensemble will perform John Rutter's "Music Dei donum." The united choirs in each concert will close with "The Awakening" by Joseph Martin. Each of the high school choirs will perform its own pieces polished for their spring concerts and choir competitions.
Jon Ensminger accompanies the Michigan Tech Concert Choir. Accompanists for the high school choirs are Marge Shannette (Hancock), Kathleen Arten (Calumet), and Susan Rokicki (Houghton). The concerts are presented by Michigan Tech's Department of Visual and Performing Arts.