The Drake Choir, Drake Chamber Choir, and Drake Chorale will perform their first concert of the semester on Sunday, Oct. 7. The performance will be at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main and is free and open to the public.
The concert will include selections from the Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms; Mozart’s Gloria from Coronation Mass (with chamber orchestra); and pieces by Spanish, French, and American contemporary composers. It will conclude with two pieces from Kirke Mechem’s John Brown, which traces the life of the famous abolitionist. Napoleon Douglas, a Drake junior, will be the baritone soloist in the final chorus.
“The concert is an exciting mix of contemporary pieces as well as scintillating historical music,” says Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor of the Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir. Linda Vanderpool, adjunct assistant professor of music, will conduct the Drake Chorale.