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Event Snapshot

  • Concert Chorale & A Cappella Choir Fall Concert
  • Featuring guest choir, Heights High School Concert Choir
  • October 8, 2015, 7:30pm
  • Wiedemann Concert Hall
  • Adults $7, Students $3, WSU Students free with ID

About the Concert

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.