Choral Concert scheduled for Cathedral

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University presents a Spring Choral Concert titled “Tapestry of Sacred and Secular Harmonies: Proclamation to Agnus Dei” at 8 p.m., Monday, March 26, in St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.

The concert features the YSU Dana Chorale and University Chorus, Dr. Hae-Jong Lee, conductor, accompanied by Kathy Miller, guest instrumentalists and several soloists from Dana.  

The Dana Chorale will open the program with three a cappella works: “The Proclamation” by Jonathan Priano; “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson; and “Dum transisset Sabbatum” by John Taverner. The University Chorus will continue the concert with a sacred song of the American Indian, “Heleluyan.” Two secular songs, one from the Italian Renaissance and the other from romantic Germany, will follow culminating with two final pieces from the late Baroque and late twentieth century. The Dana Chorale will come back with three selections from Mendelssohn’s “Sech Spruche,” followed by Eric Whitacre’s, “Sleep” and “Lux aurumque,” and Samuel Barber’s choral masterpiece, “Agnus Dei.” The Chorale portion of the concert ends with Allen Koepke’s inspirational, “Wade in de Water.” The concert will conclude with Caldwell/Ivory’s celebration of diversity, “Hope for Resolution.”

The concert is free and open to the public with free-will donations accepted. For more information, call 330-941-3636.

The Dana School of Music at YSU was founded over 140 years ago and offers a wide range of degree programs and majors for students.