Knox College Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

March 01, 2013

Knox Choir

The Knox College Choir will perform a concert in world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York, as part of its 2013 tour. The 52-voice choir is directed by Laura Lane, professor of music and director of choral activities at Knox.

For the Carnegie Hall concert on March 25 at 8 p.m., the Choir will perform the Haydn Lord Nelson Mass with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles, including singers from Monmouth College, the Galesburg Community Chorus, singers from St. Ambrose University, and the Wicker Park Choral Singers. The Carnegie Hall concert is presented by Manhattan Concert Productions.

The Choir also will perform a separate a cappella program on March 20 in St. Joseph's Church Yorkville in New York City and on March 22 in Irvington Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New York. This program includes works by Palestrina, Miskinis, Chilcott, and Moses Hogan, in addition to a new work by Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume.

After returning from New York, the Choir will present the Lord Nelson Mass at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Central Congregational Church in Galesburg, teaming up with the Galesburg Community Choir, the Monmouth College Chorale, and professional soloists and members of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony.

The Choir's Send-off Concert will be Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, Seminary and Water streets, in Galesburg, Illinois.

The Choir's Home Tour Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in Kresge Recital Hall on the Knox College campus. (Photo above: The Knox College Choir rehearses for its upcoming tour.)

Choir members are chronicling their experiences on a blog, Do Ti La So Fa(r) We Go!

Knox College Choir - March 2013 Tour Schedule

Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m.
Send-off Concert
First Lutheran Church
Seminary & Water Streets
Galesburg, Illinois

Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
St. Joseph's Yorkville
484 East 87th St.
New York, New York

Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Presbyterian Church
25 N. Broadway
Irvington, New York

Monday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
Carnegie Hall
New York, New York

Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Home Tour Concert
Kresge Recital Hall
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

Roster of Knox College Choir Members and Personnel

Conductor: Laura Lane
Accompanist: Megan Clewell

Sopranos
Emily Antoff, Winona, Minnesota
Jenna Cohen, Skokie, Illinois
Anna Gong, Qingdao, China
Nicole Hughes, Northbrook, Illinois
*Elizabeth Lerum, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Miranda Loeber, Scottsdale, Arizona
*Autumn McGarr, Batavia, Illinois
Clare Odin, Woodbury, Minnesota
Isa Odin, Woodbury, Minnesota
Lauren Peper, Bloomington, Minnesota
*Erin Smith, Bloomington, Illinois
*Gabby Sutton, Chicago, Illinois
*Sophie Townsend, Edwardsville, Illinois
Caitlin Watts, Chicago, Illinois

Altos
Megan Beney, Florissant, Missouri
*Paula Castanos, Gurnee, Illinois
*Rosie Castle, Denver, Colorado
Rose Dolezal, Columbia, Missouri
*Emma Frey, Park Ridge, Illinois
Mattie Gulyash, Kankakee, Illinois
Rozina Kidari, Phoenix, Arizona
*Kathryn Lanute, Sugar Grove, Illinois
Michiko Li, Tokyo, Japan
Michelle Orr, Highland, Illinois
*Martina Pezzino, Topeka, Kansas
*Laurel Tippe, Iowa City, Iowa
Elizabeth Tweedy, Tecumseh, Kansas
Maya Webne-Behrman, Madison, Wisconsin

Tenors
*Cole Atcheson, Boulder, Colorado
Sam Brownson, Holland, Michigan
*John Budding, Grinnell, Iowa
Clint Davis, Washington, Illinois
*Harrison Graham, Macomb, Illinois
Sam Hart, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Tommy Hintz, Geneva, Illinois
*Alex Lindgren, Maple Grove, Minnesota
Ben Yoder-Henley, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bass
*Nathaniel Beck, Stillman Valley, Illinois
Ryan Burnley, Oak Park, Illinois
*Jacob Clay, Ithaca, New York
Eric Coats, Chicago, Illinois
*Rob Durgin, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Chris Holland, Lenexa, Kansas
Morgan Jellison, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mikko Jimenez, Skokie, Illinois
Cash Laidman, Santa Monica, California
*Jmaw Moses, Clinton, Maryland
Eli Mulhausen, Tacoma, Washington
David Noyce, Weston, Massachusetts
*Brian Tanaka, Bloomington, Illinois
*Jonathon Vardon, Accra, Ghana
Dan Zekowski, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

*Denotes member of Knox College Chamber Singers