Denison University Concert Choir Performs ‘Estonian Requiem’
Date of Event: April 18, 2008
Posted: April 14, 2008
The Denison University Concert Choir, conducted by Bonnie Borshay Sneed, is performing the U.S. premiere of “Estonian Requiem,” as well as other works, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The concert, which features Jean-Luc Moreau, tenor; David Nesmith, horn; Andrew Krumm, percussion; and Chad D. Baker, organ; is free and open to the public.
The “Estonian Requiem,” by Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962), incorporates the Estonian folksongs that Kreek collected during his career as a musician, composer and professor of music. Kreek arranged more than 400 religious Estonian folk songs for women’s chorus and 150 canons for mixed choir. These have become a foundation of singing in Estonian church choirs.
The evening will include works from South Africa, France, England and the United States.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Denison University Concert Choir performs U.S. premiere of “Estonian Requiem,” and other works, under conductor Bonnie Borshay Sneed at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., April 18, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The concert is free and open to the public. To confirm information call 740-587-6220.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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