Chorale's new season gets underway Friday
URBANA — The University of Illinois Chorale, under the direction of Kristina Boerger, will present its first concert of the 2013-14 season, "Filled with Hearing," at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Foellinger Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
The UI Chorale consists of undergraduate music majors, graduate students and other singers who perform a range of choral works.
According to Boerger's program notes, the choral group will celebrate during the concert 500 years of vocal harmony to elevate verse, whether from the unknown writers of Scripture or from the pens of treasured poets.
The concert will feature music by John Cook (1918-1984), Charles Wood (1866-1926), William Billings (1746-1800), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Giacomo Carissimi (1605-74, and Ned Rorem, who turned 90 this week.
Also part of the program will be music by composer, countertenor and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans, who was born in 1980 and is one of New York's busiest concert musicians, according to Boerger.
Tickets are $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $4 for students.