THE UNIVERSITY of Findlay’s Concert-Chorale and University Singers will hold public holiday concerts on Nov. 16 and 17. The Nov. 16 concert will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church while the Nov. 17 concert will be held at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. (Photo provided)

The University of Findlay’s Concert-Chorale and University Singers will hold public concerts on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, featuring John Rutter’s “Gloria” and other selections.

The Saturday concert will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday concert will be held in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St., at 3 p.m.

Both performances will be free, but tickets will be required for admission. Tickets can be acquired through the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., online at www.mcpa.org or by calling 419-423-2787.

Rutter’s “Gloria,” described as “exalted, devotional, and jubilant,” will be the featured piece for both concerts. The three-movement “Gloria” is a setting of the Latin Order of Mass.

Concert-Chorale soloists for the musical offering include Ashley Oakley, India Miller and Darina Stranska.

The groups will be directed by SeaHwa Jung, choral activities director and assistant professor of music at the university. Aratu Kaku will serve as accompanist.

Other selections for the performances will include pieces such as “Elijah Rock” and “I Am His Child,” arranged by Moses Hogan; “The Lamb” by John Tavener; “Swingin’ with the Saints” arranged by Mark Hayes; “Northern Lights” by Ola Gjeilo; and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Concert-Chorale, comprising about 75 members, performs a wide variety of choral music, including seasonal favorites and standard choral literature. University of Findlay students, faculty and staff as well as community members are welcome to join.

University Singers is a student chamber choral ensemble that performs both classical and contemporary choral repertoires. Auditions are held each fall for the coming academic year.

For more information about the performances, visit mcpa.org

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