Knox Choir's Next Stops: Carnegie Hall, Galesburg Concerts

March 22, 2013

Knox College Choir in New YorkThe Knox College Choir has arrived in New York City, New York, as part of its 2013 tour and is making final preparations for a concert on Monday, March 25 in world-renowned Carnegie Hall.

After returning to Galesburg, the Choir will present two performances, one on Thursday, March 28 and the other on April 20. The 52-voice Knox College Choir is directed by Laura Lane, professor of music and director of choral activities at Knox.

The Home Tour Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in Kresge Recital Hall on the Knox College campus. The Choir will perform the Haydn Lord Nelson Mass -- the same work it is performing at Carnegie Hall -- at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Central Congregational Church in Galesburg. For the Lord Nelson Mass, the Knox College Choir will team up with the Galesburg Community Choir, the Monmouth College Chorale, and professional soloists and members of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony.

At Carnegie Hall, the Choir is performing 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.

Choir members are posting photos, video, and descriptions of the tour on a blog, Do Ti La So Fa(r) We Go!

Earlier this week, the Choir performed a separate a cappella program in St. Joseph's Church Yorkville in New York City (photo above) and later described the experience in the blog.

"The concert had great energy and our audience was fantastic! The acoustics were so great, especially for the Renaissance pieces and the pieces that ring a lot," according to the blog post, written by choir member Laurel Tippe.

Knox College Choir -- Remaining 2013 Tour Schedule

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

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
Central Congregational Church
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