Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music presents a Fall Choral Concert titled, “Sing on Justice, Truth, Love and Peace” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.
The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will donation will be accepted. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
The concert features the YSU Dana Chorale, University Chorus, Women’s Chorus and the Symphonic Choir. The program, under the baton of Hae-Jong Lee of Poland, Ohio, will be accompanied by Kathy Miller, the Dana Chamber Orchestra directed by new faculty member Joseph Kromholz of Poland, Ohio, vocal soloists and additional guest instrumentalists.
The Dana Chorale will open the program with Mozart’s Missa brevis in D Major, KV 194, accompanied by the Dana Chamber Orchestra and featuring four soloists: Rebecca Enlow of Salem, Ohio, soprano, Katelyn DeLadurantey of Boardman, Ohio, alto, Victor Cardamone of Apollo, Pa., tenor, and Anthony Humphrey of New Castle, Pa., bass.
The University Chorus will begin with Al Shlosha D’varim featuring two instrumental soloists: Rachael Swanson of Greenville, Pa., oboe and Sarah Demetruk of Boardman, Ohio, cello. It is followed by MLK, a song from U2’s 1984 album, The Unforgettable Fire, featuring soloist Dakota Smith of Columbiana, Ohio, tenor. The University Chorus will close its performance with I’ll Make the Difference by Moses Hogan, sung by Sierra McCorvey of Howland, Ohio, mezzo-soprano.
The Dana Women’s Chorus will start with Gloria in excelsis, followed by Adon Olan, featuring Caitlin McCoy of Apollo, Pa., flute. The Women’s Chorus will follow with Hail Holy Queen comes from the popular motion picture Sister Act and conclude with Mexican folk song, Cielito Lindo.
The Dana Chorale will take the stage again and sing three more masterworks by Renaissance and contemporary master composers. Finally the Symphonic Choir—a combined chorus—will conclude the concert performing two choral selections from Handel’s Messiah: no. 4 And the Glory and no. 44 Hallelujah. Two guest trumpeters will join for the Hallelujah Chorus: Logan Mueller-Jonas of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Michael Barkett of Canfield, Ohio.