University Singers & Humboldt Chorale with Humboldt Symphony

Please join the Humboldt State University Department of Music, University Singers, Humboldt Chorale, and Humboldt Symphony for a collaboration of more than 120 musicians for a powerful performance on Friday, December 7th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.  Conductors Garrick Woods (Humboldt Symphony director) and Rachel Samet (Humboldt Chorale and University Singers director) are excited to showcase so much talent in one concert. Several of the performers will even be doing double duty, switching between singing in the choir and playing in the orchestra.  The diverse program includes standard choral favorites such as Mozart's Regina Coeli and Brahms' "How Lovely are Thy Dwellings" from A German Requiem. In addition, the ensembles will perform André Thomas' "I Dream a World," based on the poetry of Harlem Renaissance poet and social activist Langston Hughes. The program will conclude with "A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas," an amusing romp showcasing different time periods and composers in music history from Gregorian chant through the twentieth century using the familiar tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  The concert will begin with each of the choirs performing a short program. Highlights include Abbie Betinis' "Journey Home," a moving piece highlighting the experience of a Mexican family's migration to the United States, Irish composer Michael McGlynn's exciting "Incantations," and Canadian composer Eleanor Daley's haunting "grandmother moon," based on the poetry of First Nations (Mi'kmaq) poet Mary Louise Martin.  You are warmly invited to share in this varied and inspiring program.  $10 General, $5 Senior/Child, FREE for HSU students with ID.