The School of Music’s March choral concert, directed by Kristina Boerger, celebrates the upcoming retirements of three longtime and much loved music professors (pictured): soprano Pamela Coburn, organist Carla Edwards, and cellist Eric Edberg. The evening opens with Edberg performing Svyati, for choir and cello, by Sir John Tavener. This will be followed by the world premiere of Songs for the People, a commission for organ and soprano in honor of Coburn and Edwards, composed by Roberto Sierra on a poem by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Closing the program will be a performance of the organ reduction of the great Requiem in D Minor by Gabriel Fauré featuring Edwards at the organ, Coburn as soprano soloist and fellow music faculty member André Campelo as baritone soloist.

About the Ensembles
The DePauw Chamber Singers is a select 16-20 member group that performs small-scale choral works and chamber music. The ensemble’s performances feature pieces ranging from the early renaissance to the 21st century. This challenging repertoire facilitates the development of skills necessary in becoming an advanced choral singer and musician.

The DePauw University Chorus offers opportunities for both beginning and advanced students. These 60-70 mixed voices perform music from a diverse body of choral repertoire with traditional and non-traditional voicings and sounds, including at least one of the great choral masterworks each year.

General admission: $5
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.

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