MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University choir and madrigal singers will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
The university choir, which consists of 45 singers this semester, will be singing “Te Deum Laudamus,” “Soon Ah Will Be Done,” “Sweet Home” and “The Road Not Taken.” The madrigal singers, a smaller group of 13 performers, specialize in Elizabethan madrigals; songs that are split up into parts. Their pieces will be interspersed throughout the program to create variety.
“The primary goal of the university choir is to help students become better singers. I chose literature that would help develop good choral tone, diction, tuning and stylistic delivery,” said Rob Engelhart, director of the choir and associate music professor at NMU. “Of course, I try to make sure that the pieces will be enjoyed by the audience as well. This concert will last little more than an hour, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy.”
This free event is open to the general public. For more information, contact Engelhart at 227-1038.