The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Parents and Family Weekend Choral Concert
Friday, October 6, 2017
Wilson Hall/Concert Hall
Come kick off the choral season at W&L with the University Singers, Men’s Glee Club, and Cantatrici. The concert will begin with the combined forces of all the choirs performing conductor Shane Lynch’s newest work for triple choir. Cantatrici will follow with several works including Ola Gjeilo’s masterful Northern Lights, and then the Men’s Glee Club will take the stage and mesmerize with Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody amongst other works. The Rhapsody will feature Dana Gary ’18 in the daunting and amazing female solo. The centerpiece of the program will be the University Singer’s performance of Dan Forrest’s brand new setting of Abide, based on the traditional Abide with Me hymn and the poetry of Jake Adam York. York, known for his collections of poems elegizing the Civil Rights movement’s leaders and martyrs, had this incredible poem chosen by the U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as representative of his finest work. Masterpieces by Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Burchard, Shawn Kirchner, and a special joint arrangement by Lynch and Joshua T. Harvey of Abide With Me will round out the evening, finally closing with the W&L tradition, Shenandoah. While a similar program, the Parents and Family Weekend Concert is designed for the families and friends of the students, and the Fall Concert is designed for the broader Lexington audience.
Tickets are free, but required and available only to current W&L students and families. Call the Lenfest Center Box Office at 540 458-8000 for tickets.