Choral Union to perform Haydn

Monday March 28 2011


The Lynchburg College Choral Union and Concert Choir will present their spring concert on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. The concert is free and no tickets are required.

Members of the Lynchburg College Choral UnionDr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of graduate studies in music, will conduct.

The Choral Union will perform Missa in Bb, Theresienmesse, by Franz Joseph Haydn with soloists Eun Kyung Yoo, soprano, conductor and soloist at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville, Va.; Tara Bouknight, alto, voice instructor at Lynchburg College; Alex Tae Kwak, tenor, music director at Korean Central Presbyterian Church; and Dong Keon Kim, bass, soloist with the Korean Central Presbyterian Church.

While not performed as frequently as other Haydn works, the Theresienmesse has attracted critical admiration, having been described as an "extraordinary work with the variety, rhythmic energy ... and skill of a composer at the height of his powers."

The LC Concert Choir will perform Laudate by Knut Nystedt , Ave verum Corpus by William Byrd, Cantate Domino for Five Voices by Han Leo Hessler, a Stephen Foster Medley arranged by Jon Washburn, and Nella Fantasia, music by Ennio Morricone, arrangement by Audrey Snyder.

Les Chanteurs, the Women's Choir of Lynchburg College, will sing Ave Maria, Op. 93 by Gabriel Faure and O Music by David L. Brunner.

On May 1, the Choral Union will perform at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville, Va. as the featured group in a program that also includes three large church choirs - one Korean and two American.

The Choral Union will sing Haydn's Theresienmesse, accompanied by the Korean Central Presbyterian Church Orchestra, a professional orchestra, and the evening will end with Dr. Kim conducting all performing choirs in a combined performance of three additional selections.