February 22, 2012
Preparing for its upcoming performance tour to Barcelona, Spain, the Knox College Choir will perform at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26, in First Lutheran Church, Galesburg. The concert is free and open to the public.
The 53-member choir, conducted by Laura Lane, professor of music and director of choral activities, will perform works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as a composition by one of the choir members, Edward Davis, a music and English literature major from Chicago. Several selections were chosen specifically for the performances in Barcelona during Knox's spring break, March 11-20. The Choir will present its home tour concert on the Knox campus on March 23.
Under Lane's direction, the Knox College Choir has performed throughout the United States and numerous times in Europe, including England, Austria, and the Czech Republic, and in Barcelona in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2011. Lane directed the Knox College Choir and other choral groups in a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York in 2005, and recently finalized plans to perform in Carnegie Hall again in 2013. The Choir also has recorded several compact discs that feature their tour programs.