Capital University's Chapel Choir will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra for its opening performance of the 2013-2014 concert season. The performance will take place at 3 pm Sunday, October 13, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E Dublin Granville Road in New Albany.
In addition to the choir, the performance will feature soprano Chelsea Hart, mezzo-soprano Carolyn Redman, tenor Samuel Hall and Capital's own Mark Baker, baritone. Additional selections include Jennifer Higdon's Celebration Fanfare and Elliott Carter's Three Illusions.
Single tickets range in price from $9 to $18. They can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by phone through CAPA at 614-469-0939.
From Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Opera House to school music halls in South Africa, the Capital University Chapel Choir's longstanding touring tradition has taken more than a collection of beautiful voices across the world.
Under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler, the choir is a messenger of joy, hope and positive social change to thousands of different people and places. And from the stories we continue to hear from people touched by the choir's performances, we know our impact infinitely resounds.
This select mixed ensemble is the Conservatory's most advanced choir and is recognized as one of the nation's premiere college choral groups. The choir performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature, including motets, choral/orchestral works, spirituals, gospel music, carols, traditional music, and selections for women’s chorus and men’s chorus as well as music from Eastern Europe, Africa, Japan and from Latin and South America.
Chapel Choir struck a chord with the world last year when it made its first appearance at the World Choir Games competition and walked away with two gold medals and the highest composite score of any American choir that competed.