Indiana Community Choir Presents Spring Semester Concert

Posted on 5/7/2015 3:29:57 PM

IUP Community Music SchoolThe choir for the IUP Community Music School, the Indiana Community Choir, will present their spring concert at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. The performance takes place in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall on the IUP campus.

Under the direction of Jon Erik Schreiber, the program is titled “Folk Songs, Hymns, and Spirituals.” A few of the selections include the spiritual “My God Is a Rock,” “The Nightingale” by Dan Forrest, three psalms from “Glorious” by Abraham Kaplan, “Five Hymns in Popular Style” by John Gardner, and the spiritual “Wade in the Water” as arranged by the legendary Moses Hogan.

Soloists for the concert include Andrew Cotts, baritone; Maggie Shotts, soprano; Emily Marshall, soprano; Paula Saylor, alto; and Jean Caudill, soprano. Additional assisting musicians are Zack Karcher, percussion; Carol Ann McCloy, marimba; and Ben Saylor on string bass.

Community ChoirNot only has the ensemble enjoyed a great semester of learning and preparing music for this spring concert, they also performed as part of a larger mass choir with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in a highly praised performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

The choir is also already looking forward to next year with an early audition date of Monday, May 18, by appointment between 6:00–9:00 p.m., with additional dates scheduled for August 24 and September 14. Rehearsals for the fall semester will begin on September 14 at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining the choir for next year, you may contact the director, Jon Erik Schreiber, at 412-304-2678 or by e-mail at jonerikschreiber@gmail.com, or contact the IUP Community Music School at community-music@iup.edu.

For the upcoming spring concert, admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 (regular) and $3 for seniors or children being gratefully accepted in helping to offset the administrative cost of the school. For more information, e-mail community-music@iup.edu or call the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS).