Goliards to present a cappella concert, "For the Longest Time"
May 12, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Goliards, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's chamber choir, will present an evening of choral a cappella music on Thursday, May 12, at 8 p.m. in Thorne Performance Hall, located within the R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
The unaccompanied voice is one of the world’s earliest forms of human musical expression--one that comes with a wealth of tradition and variety. This concert will begin with the earliest secular written score in the English language, the historic rota (round) “Summer Is a Comin’ In,” dating from about 1250. Renaissance madrigalist composers from the 15th and 16th centuries will be represented, including Claudin de Sermisy, Hans Leo Hassler, Pierre Bonnet, Thomas Ravenscroft, Jan Sweelinck and others.
Sacred selections from early era motets, “O Vos Omnes” by Pablo Casals and arrangements of American hymns and spirituals will also be performed by the 15-voice ensemble. The concert will conclude with several lighter selections: a Jamaican folksong, a choral transcription of Offenbach’s “Can Can,” Dan Fogelberg’s “Longer Than,” Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time” and a male ensemble arrangement of John William’s “Star Wars” themes.
The Goliards have sung in two MVNU chapel services, eight area schools, local senior care facilities, and have performed several other concerts this year under the direction of Virginia Cameron.
For more information about music activities or events, please contact Tressa Daley at (740) 397-9000, ext. 3000, or visit www.mvnu.edu.