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Knox College Choir Concert Fall 2010

November 05, 2010

The Knox College Choir will feature a student composition at its free, public fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 12, in Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.

Knox College ChoirAmong the works in the concert is "Requiem Aeternam," by Edward Davis, a junior music major from Chicago

Photo, right, Edward Dale performing with the Knox College Choir.

"Ed has a real gift for choral sound," said Knox College professor and choir director Laura Lane. "His composition was written after the death of a family member and is based on the traditional Catholic mass for the dead. It is deeply expressive and absolutely beautiful, and it really resonates with the members of the Choir."

The 50-voice choir also will perform two motets, "Cantate Domino" by Monteverdi, and "O Magnum Mysterium" by Tomas Luis de Victoria; "Alelouya," by the Hatian composer Emile Desamours; "Sure on This Shining Night," by Morten Lauridsen; and "Sugismaastikud" (Autumn Landscapes), by the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis.

"'Sugismaastikud' is the largest work in the program," Lane said. "Each of the six movements is an exquisite, magical word-painting that paints a miniature picture of one aspect of autumn."

The Knox Chamber Singers, directed by visiting instructor and interim choir director Daniel McDavitt, will perform a cappella works by Arvo Part, Javier Busto, Josquin Desprez, by David Wikander and Thomas Morley.

Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 45 states and 48 countries. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.


Knox College Choir, November 12, 2010

Laura Lane, conductor
Amber Clark, accompanist
Daniel McDavitt, interim director

Choir Program, directed by Laura Lane:
Cantate Domino ~ Monteverdi
O Magnum Mysterium ~ Victoria
Requiem Aeternam ~ Edward F. Davis
Sugismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes) ~ Veljo Tormis
Sure on This Shining Night ~ Morten Lauridsen, featuring Amber Clark on the piano.
Alelouya ~ Emile Desamours

Chamber Singers Program, directed by Daniel McDavitt:
Bogoroditse Djevo ~ Arvo Part
Ave Maria ~ Javier Busto
Ave Maria; Virgo serena ~ Josquin Desprez
Dofta, dofta, vit syren ~ David Wikander
Fyer, fyer ~ Thomas Morley

Knox College Choir (*Knox College Chamber Singers)
Name, City, Major
Audrey Alltop, Peyton, CO; Music Education
*Cole Atcheson, Boulder, CO; Literature/Music
Allison Bader, Columbia, MO; Creative Writing/Psychology
*Nathaniel Beck, Stillman Valley, IL; Music
*John Budding, Grinnell, IA; Undecided
Sean Crookes, Waltham, MA; Undecided
*Edward Davis, Chicago, IL; Music/English Literature
Jess DeArcangelis, Lemont, IL; Neuroscience
*Pier Debes, Rockford, IL; Music/Education
*Brigette Demke, Park Ridge, IL; Biology
Andrea Rose Dolezal, Columbia, MO; Art History
William Eisemann, Portland, OR; History
*Matt Flesher, Iowa City, IA; Undecided
Caitlin Fones, Elgin, IL; History/Spanish
Lizzie Germann, Columbia, MO; Undecided
Harrison Graham, Macomb, IL; Undecided
*Kathy Groat, Colorado Springs, CO; Psychology
Jon Hewelt, Burbank, IL; Undecided
Oliver Horton, Etna, NH; Music
Tara Jarvie, Wheaton, IL; Psychology/Music
*Jessie Johnson, West Linn, OR; Environmental Studies
Rozina Kidari, Phoenix, AZ; Undecided
Kate LaRose, Columbia, MO; Uncdecided
*Elizabeth Lerum, Lake Bluff, IL; Political Science
*Alex Lindberg, Colorado Springs, CO; Educational Studies
*Alex Lindgren, Maple Grove, MN; Music
Miranda Loeber, Scottsdale, AZ; Undecided
Autumn McGarr, Batavia, IL; Creative Writing
*Grace Moran, Mt. Vernon, IA; Undecided
Jmaw Moses, Clinton, MD; Theatre/Psychology
Eli Mulhausen, Tacoma, WA; Music
David Noyce, Weston, MA; Philosophy/Psychology
Isabella Odin, Woodbury, MA; Creative Writing/Music
Angie Ostaszewski, Bloomington, IL; Economics
Lauren Peper, Bloomington, MN; Vocal Performance
Annie Pittman, Herrin, IL; Undecided
Jessica Pollack, Fairfield, IA; Undecided
Jeff Ritsert, Oak Park, IL; Undecided
Kendall Sax-Stevens, LaGrange, IL; Undecided
Alex Shi, Naperville, IL; Biology
Caitlin Stone, Portland, OR; Undecided
*Gabriela Sutton, Chicago, IL; Creative Writing
*Laurel Tippe, Iowa City, IA; Music/Education
Sophie Townsend, Edwardsville, IL; Physics/Secondary Education
Karen Tsoka, St. Louis, MO; Biochemistry/Chemistry
*Kelly Wiggen, Palatine, IL; Biology
*Christine Woodard, Chanute, KS; Psychology/Music
Ben Yoder-Henley, Minneapolis, MN; Undecided
Dan Zekowski, St. Paul, MN; Undecided

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