On Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale (Bowling Green, OH) will be giving a concert at Grace Church. Our Madrigals will be singing Grace Coberly's "Homeland" with the Chorale. This is a special opportunity as it is the first time that this beautiful piece of music, written by a gifted and beloved alum, will be shared with another choral ensemble!
In addition, the Chorale will be offering “All of Us,” from Craig Hella Johnson's epic work Considering Matthew Shepard, a tribute to the young gay man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and redemption. With elements of hymnody, American folk and gospel music, this single movement will surely be moving.
Under the direction of Dr. Richard Schnipke and with accompanist, Michael Gartz, the Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale (Bowling Green, OH) is a highly select vocal ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate students primarily majoring in music. The Chorale strives for the highest level of musicianship, performing challenging and exciting repertoire each semester in order to captivate and inspire their audiences. This varied repertoire spans centuries and continents, including music by time-tested greats like Hans Leo Hassler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms, as well as contemporary composers including Craig Hella Johnson, Jake Runestad, Eric Whitacre and Gwyneth Walker. With the support of the College of the Musical Arts, the Collegiate Chorale also regularly commissions new works for BGSU Choral Series.
The concert is free and open to the public. (A freewill offering will be taken for the chorus). Questions? Please contact Andrea or Deb, here.