This concert will feature Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
Commissioned by the dean of England’s Chichester Cathedral for an upcoming music festival, Bernstein finished the setting of the three psalms in 1965. He used Hebrew text instead of English, and music that he himself described as “simple, tonal and tuneful”.
The University Chorale is an ensemble of approximately 60 of the most gifted and dedicated singers from the UNCG student body. This ensemble prepares singers for a lifetime of choral participation as professional singers, music educators and enthusiastic amateurs. Membership requires an audition. The Chorale performs a full range of literature throughout each semester including major works with orchestra, standard repertoire for SATB choral ensembles, and chamber music.
The Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of approximately 22-26 gifted and talented pre-professional singers, music educators, and very dedicated amateurs chosen from the UNCG student body. Membership requires an audition. Preference will be given to singers able to commit to the ensemble for a complete academic year. Chamber Singers performs choral masterworks, new works, a cappella or instrumentally accompanied, in concerts throughout the semester including major works with orchestra.