School of Music to present summer choral concerts
The University of South Carolina’s School of Music will present a series of summer concerts, June 28, June 30, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4, featuring Summer I and Summer II Chorus.
Summer I Chorus will present scenes from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” considered to be the composer’s best work. It depicts various events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from 1 Kings and 2 Kings in the Old Testament.
Performances will be held in the School of Music recital hall on June 28 at 4 p.m. and June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will be conducted by director of choral studies Larry Wyatt and doctoral student Helen Klang.
The Summer II Chorus will be conducted by Columbia College’s retired professor of music, Lillian Quackenbush, and doctoral student Jennifer Adam. The chorus will present, in two performances, portions of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons,” which is divided into four parts, corresponding to spring, summer, autumn and winter, with the usual recitatives, arias, choruses, and ensemble numbers.
Concert times are 4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. They will take place in the School of Music recital hall. All concerts are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369, or visit the Web site at http://www.mozart.sc.edu/.