Heidelberg University's Concert Choir is to perform its first concert of the season at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at St John's United Church of Christ in Mansfield.
Under the direction of Greg Ramsdell, director of choral activities and assistant professor of choral music education, the concert has a "Night at the Museum" theme. The 36-member vocal ensemble has prepared a repertoire that brings to mind a series of art galleries, organized by genre or time period. The selections represent landscapes, people, still lifes and situations.
Highlighting the program is to be "In My Dreams," a Paul Mealor composition that portrays a soldier singing to his wife from thousands of miles away. Freshman Casey Jones, a tenor, is to be the featured soloist.
The director, Greg Ramsdell
The choir also is to perform "The King of Love My Is," an Irish folk song setting of the 23rd Psalm, with a solo by senior Jaime Furda, and an arrangement of the American folk classic "Shenandoah."
The program also includes the Christmas spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee" and "The Moon is Distant from the Sea," taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Open to all Heidelberg students, regardless of major, the choir rehearses three times each week and performs more than 15 concerts each year, including a domestic tour and a performance of Handel's "Messiah," this year scheduled Dec. 9 at The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin.
The concert is free. A freewill offering is to be taken to help offset the choir's travel expenses.