Wooster Chorus to Perform in La Porte as part of the Fine Arts Series on Friday, March 15
The highly acclaimed Wooster Chorus, an ensemble of 50 student musicians from The College of Wooster, will perform at The Presbyterian Church, on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the group’s 49th annual spring tour.
Under the direction of Lisa Wong, the chorus will present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Duruflé, Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre, and others in a program that explores the foundations of human existence. “Our capacities for love, our perceptions of deep beauty, and our sensitivity to an expansive range of emotions are among the wealth of traits that define our humanity,” said Wong. “In this performance, we survey a multi-dimensional journey from the basal toward self-transcendence.”
Wong is in her fourth year on the faculty of The College of Wooster, where she directs the Wooster Chorus and the Wooster Singers, and teaches courses in conducting and music education. In addition to her duties at Wooster, Wong is the assistant director of choruses for the Cleveland Orchestra. She holds a bachelor of science degree in music education from West Chester University, and master of music and doctor of music degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University.
Founded in 1964, the Wooster Chorus consists of students representing all academic areas within The College of Wooster’s liberal arts program. The choir has been praised for its high level of artistry, engaging performances, and enthusiastic singing. Within the past year, the chorus has been invited to perform with The Ashland Symphony, The Canton Symphony, and The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.
There is no admission fee for the performance, but a freewill offering will be taken. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2048) or e-mail (email@example.com) or visit the Fine Arts Board website: www.laportepresbyterianfinearts.org.