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AU Chorale to perform at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 09:26 PM

SCOTT DEPOT — The Anderson University Chorale from Anderson, Ind., will perform at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

The Scott Depot stop is part of the chorale’s 2013 spring tour of through Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana.

The chorale, which has 53 members, is in its 67th season and under the direction of conductor Richard Sowers. It has earned national and international recognition as a collegiate choir, and performed in several nation and regional conventions of the American Chorale Directors Association.

The chorale has performed in venues from Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Performances of the Emmy award-winning “Candles and Carols” Christmas program by the Chorale and other Anderson University School of Music ensembles are televised each December throughout the United States and on EWTN and other networks globally.

International performances have taken the chorale to Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, and Russia.

The 2013 tour concerts will feature a broad range of musical compositions including selections by Di Lasso, Rachmaninoff, Miskinis, Vaughn Williams, Erick Whitacre, and Dan Forrest. Hymn arrangements and spirituals and gospel selections will be performed by arrangers such as Moses Hogan and Larry Farrow.  

Conductor Sowers is in his 29th year at Anderson University, where he is a professor of music and director of choirs. He also conducts the Anderson Symphonic Choir, Men’s Choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education classes.

Anderson University is a four-year liberal arts institution established in 1917 by the Church of God.

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