The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University presents a Fall Choral Concert titled, “Singing from the Heart in Time of Change,” at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown.
The concert features the YSU Dana Chorale, Women’s Chorus and University Chorus, Dr. Hae-Jong Lee, conductor, accompanied by Kathy Miller and Diane Yazvac, guest instrumentalists and several soloists from the Dana School of Music.
The Dana Chorale opens the program with “A Little Jazz Mass” by Bob Chilcott in five movements, featuring bass Dan Kalosky and drum set Roger Lewis. The Women’s Chorus follows with three songs including “Kyrie, ” “Hotaru Koi” and “Tollite hostias.” Then, the University Chorus takes the stage with “Missa Brevis Santi Joannis de Deo” by Joseph Haydn, a traditional Mass setting in six movements. Guest instrumentalists include Zack Weese (violin), Abigail McClaughlin (violin), Tyler Matthew (cello), and Daniel Kalosky (string bass). University Chorus will close with “Swell the Full Chorus” from oratorio “Solomon” by G. F. Handel. The Dana Chorale will present three more songs, “Alleluia, ” “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” and “I’ve Been in the Storm So Long.” Allyson Pollice (soprano) will perform a solo for “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.” The Symphonic Choir will continue with “Holy God We Praise Thy Name,” and Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” from the oratorio “Christ on the Mount of Olives” will conclude the concert.
The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will donation will be accepted. For more information, call 330-941-3636.