The University Singers, the top-rated choir from the IU School of Music on the Bloomington campus, directed by Jan Harrington, chair of the Choral Department, is set to embark on a tour of the West Coast with featured performances at the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) in Los Angeles and two full-length public concerts in Southern California. The ensemble will perform a program of "Sacred Visions: A concert of sacred a cappella choral music," featuring the Frank Martin Mass for Double Chorus and works by Glinka, Poulenc, Henry Purcell/Robert Moran, Argento, Paulus, IU composer Sven-David Sandström and IU alumni Cary Boyce and N. Lincoln Hanks
The first of two free public concerts of the program will be at Stauffer Chapel at Pepperdine University in Malibu on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The second will be at San Marino Community Church in San Marino on Friday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.
The University Singers is the oldest continuing choral ensemble in the School of Music and was founded by dean and School of Music architect Wilfred C. Bain more than 50 years ago.
Conducted by Harrington for 32 years, the group is composed of some of the finest singers in the school. Many alumni of the ensemble have gone on to develop major professional careers.
About the Convention Performances
With approximately 6,000 conductors in attendance, the 2005 ACDA national convention is set to take place in Los Angeles, Feb 1-5. Following a juried audition process, the University Singers will perform three short performances to the delegates.