The Capital University Chordsmen will perform at two Central Ohio Churches during March — Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road North, in Pickerington on Sunday, March 16, at 7 pm and at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 5475 Brand Road, in Dublin, at 7 pm on Sunday, March 23. Both concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Titled Silence the Stones, the concert will include a broad range of selections, from classical to Broadway, performed by The Chordsmen, an 80-voice men’s choir composed of Capital students majoring in music and many other disciplines. The program will include selections such as:
- Silence the Stones, by Craig Courtney
- E La Don Don, Verges Maria, edited by Noah Greenberg
- Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen; arranged by Roger Emerson
- I Know That My Redeemer Lives, arranged by Dan Forrest
- Dostõyno Yest, by Nikolai Golovanov
- Daemon Irrepit Callidus, by György Orbán
- Father of Light, by Craig Courtney
- Die Mainacht, by Johannes Brahms
- She Moved Through the Fair, arranged by Timothy C. Takach
- Plenty Good Room, by Kirby Shaw
- The Star-Spangled Banner, arranged by Craig Courtney
- Hard Trials, arranged by Craig Hella Johnson
- Festival Gloria, by Craig Courtney
Appearing in multiple concerts and venues throughout the academic year, The Capital University Chordsmen is the modern-day incarnation of Capital’s original Men’s Glee Club ensemble, which dates back to 1906 and flourished through most of the last century before waning in the 1980s. The current men’s ensemble was rejuvenated in 2003 by Kyle Zeuch and Jeffery Delman and was student-led until Dr. Andrew Blosser began directing the group in 2008.
The Chordsmen now are under the direction of the prolific and world-renowned composer, Craig Courtney, who took over the baton in 2010. Under Courtney’s leadership, The Chordsmen has quadrupled in size and performed world premiers of several of Courtney’s compositions. The ensemble recently was honored by an invitation to perform at the 2014 Ohio Music Educators Association annual conference.