Concordia University Wisconsin's Chapel of The Christ Triumphant, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, will be brimming with music from student ensembles during April and May as a half dozen weekend concerts wrap up the spring semester.
Kammerchor, the university’s elite, traveling voice choir, kicks off the six with a Sunday, April 7 concert at 3:30 p.m. They’ll be performing selections from their spring tour entitled, “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs,” including Lift up your heads, O ye gates, Let Everything that Hath Breath, and the traditional spiritual, There is a Balm in Gilead.
The annual Instrumental Weekend takes place the following Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, bringing together The Jazz Ensemble and University Band the first night, and The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra on Saturday. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. The Jazz Ensemble will play selections from In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, and Sing Sing Sing, while the University Band will perform songs from Mary Poppins.
Among the selections by the Chamber Orchestra will be Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, featuring soloist Emma Ledford, a senior from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Selections from Wicked and The Fire of Eternal Glory will be performed by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
The Chapel Ringers and Concordia Civic Chorale, comprised of students, faculty and community members, come together for a 3:30 p.m. concert on Sunday, April 28. Among selections by the latter are: Hallelujah from Mount of Olives, Ludwig van Beethoven; It is Well, by Benjamin Knoedler; and All Creatures of Our God and King for choir and piano, duet arranged by Molly Ijames. The Chapel Ringers will perform Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music; Easter Bells, arranged by Michael Ryan; and Beach Spring Stomp, arranged by Jeffrey Honore, among others.
Selah, a select women’s choir, along with the Chapel Choir, a mixed ensemble of students, will perform the following Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Alleluia Ringers, CUW’s 13-member, select handbell choir, wraps up the semester with a 3:30 p.m. concert on Sunday, May 5. Among their selections will be Under the Sea from Disney’s Little Mermaid; selections from Phantom of the Opera; and audience sing-along selections from The Sound of Music.
Tickets for all events cost $8 for adults, and are free for youths 17 and under. They can be purchased one hour prior to each performance in front of the chapel. Call Concordia University Wisconsin’s fine arts hotline at 262-243-4444 for more details.
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