- BYU Men’s and Women’s Choruses to Perform Nov. 4-5
- Dates: Friday, Nov. 4–Saturday, Nov. 5
- Time: 7:30 p.m.
- Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
- Price: $6-10
- Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com
The BYU School of Music Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus will perform Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
The program features notable numbers by the Women’s Chorus, directed by Jean Applonie, including Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah, Moon River and Proud Mary. Numbers by the Men’s Chorus, directed by Rosalind Hall, include Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah and Ave Maria.
“This will be a marvelously diverse program which includes some real audience favorites, as well as some very exciting pieces that we will perform for the first time at BYU,” Hall said. “There will also be a few surprises, which I’m sure will put a smile on our audiences faces.”
The BYU Men’s Chorus is thought to be the largest collegiate male choral organization in the country. Founded in 1958, it has steadily grown to its present membership of 180 voices, with more than 400 annually auditioning for the ensemble. As a result of its versatile literature and engaging performance style, the BYU Men’s Chorus has captured the admiration of audiences throughout the Western United States and beyond.
The Women’s Chorus is a large group of select, versatile singers who perform a diverse repertoire extending from medieval and renaissance works to masterpieces of our own time. Folk music and other varied genres are included in the choir’s study and performances. The choir is well known for its beautiful, blended sound from pristine, quiet unison to the majesty of large textured sonorities.
Both performances are available through the School of Music's live streaming channel at liveconcerts.byu.edu.
Writer: Preston Williamson