The Choir Showcase Will Feature This Fall’s Four Auditioned Choirs
The university's four auditioned choirs — Concert Choir, BYU Singers, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus — will perform both classical and contemporary choral works on Tuesday, September 27. The showcase will include performances of works from several genres, from hymns to bluegrass-inspired music.
Concert Choir, directed by Brent Wells, will perform traditional songs such as “Sing Praise to God,” arranged by the director, and “Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord,” arranged by Undine Smith Moore.
BYU Singers, directed by Andrew Crane, will perform a new composition by Brent Wells titled “The Four Horsemen,” which is based on the Latin text from the Book of Revelation. The group is also set to perform an a cappella arrangement of the jazz standard “My Foolish Heart” arranged by Ronald Staheli, a previous director of BYU Singers.
The Men’s Chorus, also directed by Wells, will be performing “songs of the Restoration,” such as George Coles’s “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” as arranged by Brent Wells and Thomas Koschat’s "The Lord Is My Shepherd.”
Sonja Poulter, director of the Women’s Chorus, said, “The first concert of the semester is an exciting opportunity to showcase the newly formed choirs for the year after only having had a few weeks of rehearsal time.”
The Women’s Chorus will perform several pieces of music including a new composition by BYU professor Lane Johnson titled, “Great, Wide, Wonderful, Beautiful World” and the hymn “Behold the Wounds in Jesus’ Hands.”
The final piece of the concert will feature all four choirs performing Shawn Kirchner’s “Sweet Rivers,” a piece inspired by bluegrass music.
Poulter said, “We hope our audience will enjoy an evening of beautiful singing that entertains, educates and edifies.”
Tickets and Show Details
Performance Dates and Times:
- Tuesday Sept. 27, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Location: de Jong Concert Hall
Tickets: Available in person at the BYU HFAC Ticket Office, by phone at (801) 422-2981 or online.