After a very successful concert with the BYU Women’s and Men’s Chorus we’ve got another concert to look forward to this weekend. BYU Singers and Concert Choir will be putting on their own performance this weekend. This is something we’ve been working on for a while. Since BYU Singers is going to Chicago to perform at this years ACDA convention we’ve been preparing that music for this concert. We’ll be singing a bunch of difficult pieces such as “Everyone Sang” by Dominick Argento, as well as “Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein” (op. 110, no. 2…or 3) by Brahms, both for double choir. We’re also performing “I Have Had Singing,” by Sametz and “Each Day” by Stephen Paulus among others. Challenging music to say the least, but it’s coming along very well.
Concert Choir will be performing some absolutely gorgeous new settings of old latin texts like “O Magnum Mysterium,” by William Hawley, as well as “Sanctus” by Györgi Orbán. They sound fantastic this year. What an incredible sound to come out so early in the semester. It’s gonna be a great pairing.
I’m not conducting a piece at this concert, but will be at the Christmas concert. Should be outstanding! I’m really looking forward to it.