Works by Tallis, Rachmaninoff, Handel, Lassus and Whitacre
Grinnell Singers perform at First Congregational UCC on Monday, March 16
Forty-voice choir will sing varied program of choral music
The Grinnell Singers, the premier choir of Grinnell College in Iowa, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Ave.
The concert will include a repertoire of music spanning five centuries, with works by Rachmaninoff, Whitacre, Handel and Lassus. The concert will also feature Thomas Tallis' 40-voice motet "Spem in Alium," a masterful work in which each singer has a unique part.
Under the direction of John Rommereim, Blanche Johnson Professor of Music at Grinnell College, the Singers have toured to Finland, Estonia, Russia and Turkey. The choir has produced two recordings, including a CD of Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil," which was praised for its "consummate artistry" by Iowa Public Radio.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Children are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door and online at www.grinnell.edu/singerstour.
About Grinnell College
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.