Music

AMHERST COLLEGE SENIOR TO CONDUCT STUDENT CHOIR IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHORAL MUSIC MAR. 10

February 25, 2013
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Manager of Concert Programming, Production & Publicity
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – 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, Mar. 10, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. 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 twentieth-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.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

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