"Folk and Faith: The Roots of Modern European Choral Music"
Senior Thesis in Choral Directing
The Amherst College Department of Music will present “Folk and Faith: The Roots of Modern European Choral Music,” a choral directing thesis by Beccie Magnus '13, on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.
“Folk and Faith: The Roots of Modern European Choral Music” is a collection of 20th-century choral music written by composers from a range of European countries including Estonia, Bulgaria, Finland and Ireland. The program contrasts secular pieces strongly rooted in national folk music traditions with sacred repertoire influenced by a more familiar classical tradition. The concert will be performed by singers from the Amherst College Concert Choir, directed and conducted by Magnus.