Tech chorale performing with local high school choir Tuesday

Tech’s chorale will be performing alongside the Cookeville High School concert choir and the University orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in The Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. For the last four years, Choral Director Craig Zamer has combined forces with Cookeville High School concert choir Director Michael Choate and Dan Alcott, University orchestra director, to perform a concert.

“Before the semester even started, I was sitting in on Mr. Choate’s concert choir classes at CHS, teaching his students the pieces in preparation for the concert,” Zamer said. “Then school started back at Tech, so I began to work alongside Dr. Alcott on the pieces as well.”

In the past, Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G,” Hyden’s “Te Deum,” and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” have been performed. This year, the two choirs and the orchestra will be performing a piece by Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi.

“In the past, we’ve performed pieces that have lasted up to a half hour,” Zamer said. “The Monteverdi piece is only about nine minutes in length, which gives both choral groups and the orchestra a chance to perform individually. The Tech chorale will perform two pieces, the CHS concert choir and the University orchestra will each perform a piece, and the Monteverdi piece will be a collaborative effort.”

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door the day of the performance.