Rejoicing kicks off Evenings of Choirs performance in Kimball

Rejoicing kicks off Evenings of Choirs performance in Kimball

calendar icon09 Oct 2017    

LINCOLN, Neb.— The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Evenings of Choirs concert (University Women’s Chorale, Varsity Men’s Chorus and All-Collegiate Choir) will start with a monumental and seminal choral work from the 20th-Century, Benjamin Britten’s amazing “Rejoice in the Lamb” on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

In today’s world, the author of the text would be known as ‘genius,’ ‘eccentric,’ or ‘gifted.’ In earlier times, the author, who also wrote for famous dictionaries and encyclopedias, was sent to a British asylum because he was different from everyone else. Time has shown the resilience of this great work and the composer of the music has risen to the ranks of the residing amongst the best of the 20th-Century. The work also will feature University of Nebraska-Lincoln voice soloists and a University of Nebraska–Lincoln alum at the organ, John Ross.

Both the University (Women’s) Chorale and the Varsity Men’s Chorus will feature music from foreign countries: Russia, Italy, Germany, Nigeria, and Bulgaria. In addition, the choirs will feature purely American works and folksongs.

Tickets are General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3. This performance will also be live webcast. Visit the night of the performance for the direct link.