Masterworks Chorale to perform Nov. 11

By: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
November 5, 2012

The Indiana State University School of Music Student Ensemble Series will present the Masterworks Chorale in concert on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium.

The 65-member choir will perform Mozart's "Mass in C" with a solo vocal quartet and chamber orchestra of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Scott's "Gloria" will include choir, soloists, brass ensemble, keyboard, and timpani. Both works will be conducted by School of Music faculty member Mark Carlisle.

"Mass in C," composed in 1779, is one of Mozart's most popular extant settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. Like many of his mass settings, it is actually a missa brevis, or short mass, consisting of six movements, and acquired the nickname "Coronation" at the Imperial court in Vienna in the early 19th century. Feature soloists in this work with the choir and orchestra will be School of Music voice faculty members Colleen Davis as soprano soloist and David Mannell as tenor soloist. The bass soloist will be ISU School of Music alumnus Damien Geter from Indianapolis, and the alto soloist will be Kristin Morris, also from Indianapolis.

"Gloria" is a work in three movements, using the Gloria in excelsis text, by American teacher, conductor, and sacred music composer K (Keaton) Lee Scott. The first and third movements are textually and musically exuberant, while the middle movement is quieter and more solemn to reflect the more prayerful nature of the middle section of the text.

Tickets to the event will be available at the door, or by calling the School of Music at 812-237-2771. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for non-ISU students, and free for ISU students with a student I.D. and children under the age of 10.

 

Contact: Mark Carlisle, School of Music, Indiana State University, at 812-237-2761, or Mark.Carlisle@indstate.edu .

Story Highlights

The 65-member choir will perform Mozart's "Mass in C" with a solo vocal quartet and chamber orchestra of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Scott's "Gloria" will include choir, soloists, brass ensemble, keyboard, and timpani.

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