Chadron residents or Chadron State College students or employees who would like to be part of a landmark event in April are invited to join Community Choir during the spring semester, according to Music Department Chair Dr. Una Taylor. Rehearsals begin Jan. 18 and continue Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in Memorial Hall Room 126. For details, contact Taylor at email@example.com, 308-432-6484 for details.
The CSC Music Department received a generous anonymous donation to commission a new composition for the CSC Concert Choir that will be premiered by the combined choirs of Concert Choir, Community Choir, and Ogallala High School. Dr. Joel Schreuder, CSC music faculty member, worked with composer David von Kampen, a Nebraskan native of Lincoln, to complete the commission. Dr. von Kampen has composed a set of three pieces based on original poetry by Becky Boesen, another Nebraskan. The set of pieces is titled “Three Nebraska Lyrics” and the three individual titles are “On the Ridge,” “Underneath,” and “The Planting Season.” The Community Choir will also be performing a program of music that inspires peace and harmony in the world, according to Taylor.
The CSC Concert Choir, Community Choir, and Ogallala High School Choir will participate in a clinic with von Kampen in April and perform the premier of the pieces in Memorial Hall on Sunday, April 15.