The repertoire for Kammerchor’s annual Spring Concert on Sunday, March 28 revolves around the theme, “I Believe.”
Highlights of the concert will include Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere mei, Deus” (when translated: “Have mercy on me, O God”) and “Saul” by Egil Hovland. The former is a five-part choral setting with a solo quartet. The latter will showcase, alongside the choir, freshman Luke Hahn as narrator and senior Hannah Engwall on organ.
This spring’s concert will be available for viewing via live stream. Due to licensing restrictions, the concert will not be available for playback following the live performance. A concert program will be made available on CUW Music Department’s social pages on Sunday.
Kammerchor Spring Concert
Sunday, March 28
Kammerchor is CUW’s premier auditioned choir. This semester’s group includes 31 singers, whose areas of academic study span more than two dozen different majors. The group is directed by Dr. Alexa Doebele, who has served at Concordia since 2009.
This Sunday’s performance marks the return of Kammerchor’s annual Spring Concert event. Last year’s concert fell in the midst of the initial coronavirus lock-down efforts. The choir’s tour to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic also was met with cancellation.
Since then, the Concordia has pivoted to keep music opportunities alive for students. Limited in-person learning resumed in fall 2020 for CUW. Choirs resumed their practices as well and have continued throughout the academic year to take extra precautions to stave off the spread of the virus, including physical distancing, wearing masks, and frequent disinfecting of chairs and rehearsal spaces.
CUW choir students have also benefitted from the in-house expertise of Drs. Bob Burlage and Justin Speck. Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, Burlage and Speck have led a team of student-pharmacists in the weekly processing of some 700 PCR tests. PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” of asymptomatic COVID-19 detection. Groups of CUW students who are at higher risk of exposure have participated in the ongoing screening measures.
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— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at email@example.com or 262-243-2149.
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