Chorale travels to Jacksonville, Fla. to attempt "choral suicide"
Just before Spring Break, the Tennessee Tech University Chorale embarked on a 5-day trip to Jacksonville, Fla. to perform at the annual Southern Division American Choral Directors Association convention.
While away, the University's premiere choir sang as members of the Collegiate Combined Chorus, collaborating with choirs from the University of North Florida and Georgia State University, with accompaniment from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for the convention's final performance.
The performance included works composed and arranged by musicians from the mother country, Great Britain, such as the royal coronation anthems "Zadok the Priest" and "I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me," and the 40-minute cantata "Belshazzar's Feast."
The Collegiate Combined Chorus took direction from maestro Simon Halsey, conductor of the London Symphony Chorus and 3-time Grammy winner, for the convention's final performance.
His choice to perform the final piece, "Belshazzar's Feast," was described by Dr. Craig Zamer, director of Tennessee Tech Choral Activities and Program Chair for the convention, as "the most challenging piece I've ever handed the ensemble to prepare and perform." Additionally, Halsey admitted to the combined chorus during one of the convention's rehearsals that the task of performing the piece was "choral suicide."
After completing over 15 hours of rehearsal during the convention combined with additional previous preparation, the Chorale performed a combined set of five works in roughly an hour and a half for fellow singers, choral directors, and the general public at the Jacoby Concert Hall.
The Chorale's participation in the convention drew regional visibility to the University's choral program while potentially opening doors to opportunities and experiences in which the program aspires to achieve.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More tntechoracle News Articles
Recent tntechoracle News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR TNTECHORACLE
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST TNTECHORACLE NEWS
RECENT TNTECHORACLE CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Minimizing the Mess: How to Keep a Clean Home With Kids
- Millennials Help Boost the Popularity of ETFs
- How to Handle the Potential Pitfalls of Dating
- Smart Homes Save Time and Money
- Simple Steps to Safeguard Your Second Home
- Smart Ways to Save on Home Insurance
- Know Your Pipe Type And Catch Leaks Early
- Cancer Center Finds Smokeless Tobacco May Help You Quit
- Fighting Age-Related Muscle Loss
- A Quarter of Adults Dishonest With Dentists on How Often...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Supermodel Jaslene Gonzalez to Speak at Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority 25th Anniversary Sisterhood Retreat
- LEMELSON-MIT ANNOUNCES NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT PRIZE COMPETITION WINNERS
- NEW WEBSITE FEATURES COLLEGE PROFESSORS EXCLUSIVELY AS ONLINE TUTORS
- Dickinson College and Jadu Reinvent Website and Portal with 'Single Experience Student Platform'
- UT Austin Tops All-America Student Analyst Competition 2014-15