Join WSU's Concert Chorale and A Cappella Choir for their first concert of the season!
Concert Chorale presents an eclectic program exploring the various meanings of the word, "Alleluia." Opening with a plainchant melody, the program flows into a new arrangement of Leonard Cohen's timeles Hallelujah. The concept of joy is explored through Adrian Batten's O Sing Joyfully that sets up Randall Thompson's stunning Alleuia a choral gem. The concert continues with Daniel Elder's Lullaby, which explores the delicate love of a parent for a child. Aho, a new arrangement by Ethan Sperry that translates to "Amen", closes the concert in rousing fashion.
A Cappella Choir's program asks you, the listener, to identify with different characters inhabited by the choir. The first two songs are voices looking BACK. Cecil Effinger's No Mark is a reference to unmarked graves while Basket takes a memory journey to days of youth. Gwenyth Walker's Tree of Peace is a PRESENT call to put away anger and find harmony with all of our brothers and sisters which flows into Lord, Listen to Your Children with a plea for divine love and peace. The closing song, Sondheim's Children will Listen, is a glimpse into the FUTURE as we are reminded that our actions will be reflected later by the choices of our children.