By Rachel Myers, staff writer
The Newman University Chorale and Troubadours will have their fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Chapel. The music will include selections from Handel’s “The Creation” and “The Messiah,” Beethoven’s “The Mount of Olives,” Mozart’s “Requiem,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers,” and Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia.”
The choirs have been working since the beginning of the semester on these classical pieces.
Deanne Zogleman, director of music, said the music selection for this year is slightly different from previous fall concerts.
“Every year the fall concert is the classical concert for the year, but it always has different selections than the previous years,” Zogleman said. “I selected some of the greatest choral choruses from the classical realm, gospel, operatic, and Broadway.”
The choral department at Newman has grown steadily over the past few years, and this semester it is at its largest ever with an enrollment of 72.
This semester will be senior Yamir Lozada’s last, after performing 14 concerts with Zogleman.
“I love performing at our concerts,” Lozada said. “It’s a way to express our love and appreciation for music.”
Lozada said the difficult selections in this concert make it vital for every voice part to practice and know the music.
“Our goal as a large Chorale is that when we perform, we blend all of our voices into a sculpture or an awesome piece of art,” Lozada said. “All the practice will pay off because the best part about performing is the end, when we see our supporters clapping for us.”
Junior Rusty Carbaugh has been in many performances on and off campus. She likes performing and the challenge of the preparation.
“Every member brings individual talent, but with Mrs. Zogleman’s expert directing and Carole Pracht’s sunny disposition and fantastic accompaniment, the Chorale and Troubadours are given all we need to grow and be successful musicians,” Carbaugh said.
Zogleman said this choir has been one of the greatest she has yet conducted here at Newman.
“I am very proud of the students and the hard work that they have already accomplished this semester,” Zogleman said. “It’s going to be a great year in Chorale.”
Admission to the concert is free for NU students with their ID. Regular adult tickets are $5 at the door. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.