(April 28, 2009) – The DeSales University Chorale and Schola Cantorum will present their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, and at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, in Connelly Chapel on the Center Valley campus. The choral ensembles will be under the direction of Steven Brennfleck, coordinator of choral activities at DeSales, with Drew Nielsen serving as accompanist.
The event is open to the public free of charge, but tickets are required.
For tickets, contact the DeSales University Box Office at 610-282-3192.
The concert includes performances of Henry Purcell’s, "Come Ye Sons of Art," with student soloists and orchestra, choral selections from Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Daniel Gawthrop’s “Sing Me to Heaven,” along with other works by Britten, Hogan, Parker/ Shaw, and Tallis.
Brennfleck, a native of N.J., is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.
DeSales is home to three choral ensembles: The Chorale, the Schola Cantorum, and the Liturgical Choir. The ensembles are composed of students from all class years and academic majors.
Schola Cantorum members make up the core of the University's Chorale ensemble. Students in Schola Cantorum are selected by audition and are from all backgrounds and years of study at DeSales. The primary goal of the group is to provide members with an artistic experience through the art of choral singing to the campus community.
All current and incoming students have the opportunity to audition for acceptance into the Choral Scholar Program. Prior choral experience or vocal training is not required to audition. Scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate a love talent for music.
For more information on the concert, contact Steven Brennfleck, coordinator of choral activities at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1751, or at Steven.Brennfleck@Desales.edu.
Press Release: DeSales Presents Annual Spring Concert with Chorale and Schola Cantorum, May 1 & 2 | Posted on: 4/28/2009
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu