University choir performs in March

ST. MEINRAD — The Greenville (Illinois) University Choir will sing a concert in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church at 3 p.m. CT Saturday, March 7. Founded in 1927 by Dr. Robert W. Woods, the Greenville Choir has attained a widespread reputation for performing sacred choral music of the highest quality.

During the spring of this current 93rd anniversary year, the Greenville University Choir will take a concert tour in the midwestern United States. The choir’s tour program, “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder,” includes selections from Europe, Africa and North America.

In the past several years, the Greenville University Choir has toured in Mexico and Ireland as well as the midwestern and northeastern United States. The choir also has been invited to perform with the Boston Camerata and the Kingsbury Ensemble (one of the Midwest’s premier professional early music ensembles).

The choir has made several appearances at the Illinois Music Educators Conference and the American Choral Directors Association’s Central Division Convention. The choir regularly joins with the Greenville Choral Union for concerts of larger choral-orchestral works.

The Greenville Choir consists of 24 students from various fields of liberal arts study. As the flagship choral ensemble of Greenville University, the choir presents as many as 20 off-campus performances each year as part of its annual tour. Students’ dedication to the program is consistently made evident by the professional quality of their performances.

Conductor Jeffrey S. Wilson received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Augustana College. He earned a Master of Music degree in choral music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wilson has served as conductor of the choir since 1996.

The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Guest House and student parking lots. For more information, contact Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at 812) 357-6501. For updates on the day of the performance, call 812-357-6611.


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