By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Concert Choir, in coordination with the Cincinnati Ballet, will produce the composer’s final piece for one weekend only Tragic moments give way to hope in the Cincinnati Ballet’s newest performance set to Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor,” accompanied by the Xavier University Concert Choir. “We are singing it all completely in Latin and we’re doing the entirety of the Requiem with the ballet,” sophomore choir member Stephanie Ambrose said. Mozart’s “Requiem,” originally written for a funeral, was the composer’s last piece and was left incomplete upon his death in 1791, a … Continue reading Concert choir to perform Mozart’s ‘Requiem
By: Alex Spindler The Xavier Department of Music’s Chamber Orchestra sponsored its first major concert of the year with a performance in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. This concert is the first of many that the department is showcasing this week in its 2013 Fall Music Festival. Dr. Matthew Westgate conducted the ensemble of string musicians in an evening of music and intense storytelling. The ensemble is composed of current Xavier students along with current Xavier faculty, visiting faculty and special alumni. Admission to Tuesday night’s engagement was free, yet the group has been collecting donations to help sponsor its … Continue reading Xavier Chamber Orchestra hosts first concert of the year
By: Alex Spindler On the heels of a multi-dimensional choir season, the Xavier University concert choir recently performed at the Cincinnati Museum Center as part of its Winifred and Emil Barrows “Music in the Museum” series. One of Xavier’s most esteemed ensemble music groups, the concert choir, under the direction of Matthew Phelps, joined with acclaimed organist Isabelle Demers to create a night of music and rapture. The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to one of the most prestigious and acclaimed symphonic organs, the E.M. Skinner. Its fame and prestige lends itself to the concert choir’s reputation for eclectic performances. … Continue reading Isabelle Demers accompanies Xavier’s Concert Choir for “Music in the Museum”
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