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Knox College Choir to Present Fall Concert

The Knox College Choir will have their first concert of the academic year on November 3. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Kresge Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts, at Knox College. 

The Knox College Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the College. The choir, under the direction of professor of music and director of choral activities Laura Lane, will perform a unique selection of music in various styles, from Rennaisance to Romantic. These will include Gaude et laetare by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Herr, nun lässest du by Felix Mendelssohn; and Sehnsucht by Johnanes Brahms.

In addition, the choir will perform two contemporary pieces. To Sit and Dream by Rosphanye Powell is a composition set to the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes. The choir will also perform a classical piece with a modern twist, Cum Sancto Spiritu, composed by Hyo-Won Woo.

The Chamber Singers, an advanced choir comprised of members of the KCC, will perform Dieu, qu’il la fait bon regarder by Claude Debussy; Ubi caritas by Maurice Duruflé; and Gloria, from The Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett.

Three of the pieces will feature a piano accompaniment, performed by Casey Dierlam.

All choir concerts are free and open to the public.

Names, hometowns, and majors of the 2019-2020 Knox College Choir


*Corgan Ball, Keokuk, IA, Music Education

Sophia Bowley, Jackson, MS, Environmental Studies

*Maggie Decker, St. Louis, MO, Music

Eliza Dehlin, Viroqua, WI, History

Lindsay Drozdik, St. Charles, IL, Creative Writing

*Cordelia Frese, St. Louis, MO, Creative Writing

Mari Hockett, Hanover Park, IL, Creative Writing

*Ellie Jacques, Bolingbrook, IL, Undecided

Gwen O’Connell, Chicago, IL, Creative Writing

*Anna Rhodes, Avon, IL, Political Science

Emily Wallace, Marion, IL, Art Education

Moya Woods, Portland, OR, Spanish 



Lydia Allen, Chicago, IL, Public Health/Biology

Monica Cardoza, Chicago, IL, Undecided

Emily DiBenedetto, Mount Prospect, IL, History

Rachel Ditty, Delano, MN, Creative Writing

*Amanda Espinosa, South Pasadena, CA, Political Science

Abbi Harb, Tempe, AZ, Undecided

*Kaitlyn Hrivnak, Kewaunee, WI, Theatre

*Annie Larrea, Plainfield, IL, Environmental Studies

Ella McClain, Wichita, KS, Economics

Jo Pilcher, Chicago, IL, Undecided

Eleanor Phan, Hanoi, Vietnam, Economics/Business Management

Ali Saadi, Nice, France, Computer Science/Psychology

*Katerina Sasieta, St. Louis, MO, Music

*Abby Spengler, Bolingbrook, IL, Anthropology/Sociology

*Ingrid Wasmer, Chicago, IL, Psychology



Julian Bowens-Robinson, St. Louis, MO, Business

*Matthew Durdle, Roseville, IL, Physics/Engineering

*Diego Gutierrez, El Paso, TX, Music Education

Tanner Nelson, St. Louis, MO, Political Science

*David Petrak, Darien, IL, Post-Bacc in Studio Art

Michael Velazquez, Galesburg, IL, Political Science

*Noah Zand, Kenosha, WI, Education



Alex Crawford,  Little Rock, AR, International Relations

Benjamin E. Dolezal, Columbia, MO, Biology

Justin Garcia, Olympic Fields, IL, Computer Science

Walter Gardella, San Jose, CA, Psychology

Shawn Lam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Research Psychology

*Jasper Morgan, Champaign, IL, Music

*Emeka Nkuku, Hillside, IL, Computer Science

*Ibrahim Sakrani, Lombard, IL, Biology

*Jared Smith, Seneca, WI, Chemistry


*Member of Knox College Chamber Singers

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Printed on Friday, June 5, 2020