Choral ensembles to embark on southern tour

Hanover College’s two premier choral ensembles will perform as part of services at three southern churches during a week-long trip through Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, Feb. 26-March 1.

Hanover College Choir

The Hanover Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Sunday, Feb. 26, during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Transfiguration Sunday services at Messiah Lutheran Church, in Knoxville, Tenn. The ensembles will sing that evening during a 7 p.m. service at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Macon, Ga. The final performance will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, during the Ash Wednesday service at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, Fla.

The Concert Choir performs in a variety of musical styles from Renaissance to contemporary. The ensemble sings both unaccompanied and extended masterworks for chorus, soloists and orchestra.

The Chamber Singers, a select vocal ensemble, explores diverse choral works from motets to spirituals. The group strives to achieve a captivating performance atmosphere, especially with multicultural compositions representing the music of the world.

Led by Madlen Batchvarova, professor and chair of the music department, Hanover’s choral program maintains a rigorous performing schedule with at least 10 concerts and concert participations each season. The choirs perform at traditional campus events, such as President’s Evening to Honor the Arts, baccalaureate and commencement, and have most-recently delivered invited performances at professional sports contests and Indiana’s gubernatorial inauguration.

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