Sing in the MU Festival Chorus!
Posted by Peggy Dettwiler for January 26, 2013
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to sing in the Mansfield University Festival Chorus for the spring semester beginning on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 pm in Steadman Theatre.
The Festival Chorus will perform Karl Jenkins’, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, which is based upon the 15th-century tune “L’Homme Armé,” on April 13 & 14. The mass, commissioned in England for the new millennium, powerfully portrays the horrors of war through the use of graphic text and full orchestra with dynamic brass and percussion effects. The words are taken from the Psalms, Revelations, Kipling, Dryden, Tennyson, and the Mass Ordinary. Jenkins also includes a Moslem Call to Prayer and a poem by a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to reflect the multi-cultural plea for peace by all humankind. This mass has been performed throughout the world to critical acclaim.
The Festival Chorus meets on Tuesday evenings in Steadman Theatre beginning on January 29th from 7 to 9 pm. Participation in the rehearsals and performances is open to all persons on the university campus, high school students, and community singers. Singers only need to vocalize for placement in the soprano, alto, tenor, or bass sections. Sectional rehearsals will take place on Thursdays from 5 to 5:50 pm. Volunteer members are encouraged, but not required, to participate in sectional rehearsals.
The choral score of the mass is available for purchase for $17.95 at the campus bookstore in Alumni Hall. Please purchase your music before the first rehearsal! Join us and bring your friends for an opportunity to experience a very dramatic masterwork.
For more information, call Dr. Peggy Dettwiler at 570-662-4721.
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