Glenn Korff School of Music presents two Evenings of Choir
calendar icon30 Sep 2021
Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music will present an Evening of Choirs on Oct. 14 and 26.
The first Evening of Choirs performance will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Center, 320 N. 16th St. in Lincoln. The concert is free and open to the public. This concert features performances by University Singers and the All-Collegiate Choir.
The second Evening of Choir performance will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. Tickets for the concert are $5 general admission and $3 students/seniors, available at the door. This concert will also be live webcast. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcasts the day of the performance for the link. This concert will include Chamber Singers, University Chorale and Varsity Chorus.
University Chorale will have an eclectic mix of old and new music performed in several languages. Chamber Singers will celebrate the possible 500th anniversary of Vicente Lusitano’s birth, who is likely the first published Black composer. Additional songs in a neo-Renaissance style and contemporary works complete their set. The concert ends the choirs combined with All-Collegiate Choir, a chamber orchestra and faculty tenor Kevin Hanrahan for a centennial celebration to perform R. Nathaniel Dett’s “The Chariot Jubilee,” which premiered in 1921.
University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Peter Eklund, is the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s premiere and historic flagship choral ensemble. This ensemble performs music from the thirteenth century through the present, including works written especially for it.
The All-Collegiate Choir, under the direction of Ronnie Zanella, is comprised of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students as well as singers from the Lincoln area.
The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Marques L.A. Garrett, is the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s vocal chamber ensemble.
University Chorale, which is also under the direction of Garrett, is a soprano-alto choir that performs literature from various time periods.
Varsity Chorus, which is under the direction of Eklund, is dedicated to the art of music. Membership is open to any male singer enrolled at the university.