E&H Concert Choir Presents Choral Lite Nov. 9
The Emory & Henry concert and chamber choirs will present Choral Lite, an afternoon of light and entertaining music from a variety of genres Sunday, Nov. 9 at the College.
The concert, which begins at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel, will run just under and hour with all the musical selections referencing light. “Light in time, and light in text,” according to choral director Allyss Haecker.
The E&H Concert Choir will perform an epic work by the Canadian composer Paul Halley entitled "Untraveled Worlds." It also will present a new work by American composer Tim Blickhan called "Light."
Other selections include "Hymn to the Eternal Flame" by American Stephen Paulus; the heart-breaking piece, "I Am Not Yours," by Z. Randall Stroope, based on Sara Teasdale poetry; and “South African Trilogy” with dancing and drumming.
The Chamber Choir will offer four pieces: "O Lux Beatissima" by Howard Helvey; the Renaissance madrigal "Occhi lucenti assai" by Baldassarre Donato; a blended work of Arabic poetry, "Adeenu," with the hymn, "How Can I Keep From Singing?"; and a fun version of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun."
The event is free and open to the public.