April 14: Collegiate Chorale Spring Concert to Examine Ancient, Modern Choral Music
The Collegiate Chorale will perform their spring concert under the direction of Russell Svenningsen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the Chapel of Reconciliation. The concert will present choral music from ancient to modern times and includes selections from Orlando Gibbon's "Hosanna to the Son of David", John Rutter's "Quick, We Have But a Second," and the world premiere of "Alleluia! I Will Sing" by Craig Carnahan.
Carnahan received his B.A. from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and did graduate studies in composition with Dominick Argento and Paul Fetler at the University of Minnesota. In 1993 he received a McKnight Composition Fellowship to collaborate with the acclaimed poet, playwright and filmmaker James Broughton on a setting of his libretto, "The Last Word." In 1998 he was Composer-in-Residence for the American Composers Forum's Faith Partners Residency Project. And, in 2008, he received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to compose a string quartet and a woodwind quintet. His music has been described as "absorbing, richly textured and emotionally stirring" (Minneapolis Star Tribune).
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for Augustana students and faculty and students K-12 with a valid ID. They can be purchased in advance at augietickets.com or by calling the Box Office at 605.274.5320.