110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Dave Fedor
posted Jan 29, 2013 - 12:03:03pm
The Stetson University Women’s Chorale and Men’s Choir will be in concert at Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
These two groups consist of more than 60 amazing voices that will thrill you with their talent. The numbers presented will flow from traditional folk-song arrangements to spirituals and sacred music.
The Women’s Chorale will perform first, presenting such compositions as “Hexenlied” (Witches Song by Felix Mendelssohn), “Gloria Patri” (Caribbean piece), “Jubilate Deo” (by German contemporary composer Thomas Hanelt), and “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” (a spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan).
The Women’s Chorale is under the direction of Andrew Larsen, who will also be presenting his own composition “Without Were Fightings” for the first time before an audience.
The Men’s Choir will follow with such numbers as “How Can I Keep From Singing” (arranged by Gwyneth Walker), “City Called Heaven” (a gospel tune arranged by Josephine Poelinitz), and “Fergus an’ Molly” (by Vijay Singh).
The Stetson University Men’s Choir is under the direction of Dr. Timothy Peter, who is also the overall director of choral activities at Stetson. This is just a small sample of the many outstanding selections that will be performed for your enjoyment.
Shoestring Theatre, at 380 S. Goodwin St. in Lake Helen, is a quaint 1917 historical structure that seats 150 and has excellent acoustics. This intimate setting will allow you to appreciate the quality and beauty of each composition. It promises to be a night of outstanding vocal music that you won’t want to miss.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for students. Group rates are available for 10 or more. For reservations, call 386-985-1655.
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