Kammerchor's annual Spring Concert Sunday, March 29 in The Chapel of The Christ Triumphant will feature music by German, Austrian and Czech composers, along with two African-American spiritual arrangements.
The auditioned choir numbering 33 will be touring Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic March 12-21 during Concordia’s spring break, and in the interest of cultural exchange will present a program of composers from these countries, as well as the United States. “Choir members chose these countries about 18 months ago after considering several overseas locations,” said Dr. Alexa Doebele, director. An associate professor of music and director of choral activities, she also conducts Selah, a select women’s choir, along with the Chapel Choir.
The European concert tour begins at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Munich on Sunday, March 15 at 10 a.m. and culminates with an evening performance at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic on Friday, March 20. In between will be concerts in Grabenstatt, Germany and Salzburg, Austria, along with two other Prague churches.
Prior to leaving for Europe, Kammerchor will perform at: Hope Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac, Saturday, February 29 worship, 5:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, Sunday, March 1 worship, 8 and 9:20 a.m. and St. Mark Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, Sunday, March 8 worship, 4 p.m.
Among the selections being performed that afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, are:
- “Great is the Truth,” by Kirke Mechem
- Christus factus est, by Anton Bruckner
- Non mariar, by Ludwig Senfl
- Ubi caritas et amor, by Petr Eben
Tickets are $8 for adults, but are free for students 17 and under, and can be purchased up to one hour before the concert. For more details on Concordia University Wisconsin’s music department, visit cuw.edu/music.
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