Northwestern University Chorale to present concert titled 'Of War and Peace'

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Northwestern University Chorale to present concert titled 'Of War and Peace'

October 6, 2008

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Chorale will present a program titled “Of War and Peace” on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 628 Church St., in Alva.

Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, director of choral and vocal studies at Northwestern, “Of War and Peace” presents works that explores the relationship between aspects of conflict and states of peace.

Works will include William Billings’ Chester; the Revolutionary War ballad The Death of Nathan Hale; Gwyneth Walker’s arrangement of the folksong Every Night (When the Sun Goes Down); Jonathan Quick’s arrangement of Loch Lomond; John Sheppard’s In Pace; There will be Rest by Frank Techelli; and Moses Hogan’s dynamic arrangement of the traditional African-American spiritual The Battle of Jericho.

The program also will feature Misgivings, a three-movement cantata on civil war poems by Herman Melville and California-based composer Jenni Brandon.

Joining the University Chorale will be Dr. Ling-Yu Kan, assistant professor of piano at Northwestern.

The concert is free and open to the public.

University Chorale is Northwestern’s most advanced large choral ensemble. Consisting of approximately 25 - 30 of the most skilled singers at the University, the Chorale performs a diverse repertoire of accompanied and a cappella literature.

Membership in the Chorale is open to any student regardless of major, but is by audition only.

To audition for the University Chorale or learn more about Northwestern’s music program, contact Kingsbury at or (580) 327-8692.