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IU South Bend Choirs present Celebrations of Living

choraleThe IU South Bend Chorale and Chamber Choir will perform in recital on Tuesday, April 23. Conducted by Michael Wade, the choirs will perform a variety of songs set to the topics of nature, birth, death, music, and religion.

The major work of the program is the “Te Deum” by Mozart. The work is a statement of mankind’s belief in the power and majesty of God.

The chorale will perform Robert DeCormier’s setting of Dylan Thomas’ poetic masterwork “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night.”

“As we fight to maintain this life, the belief in a higher power continually comes through in music and poetry,” said Wade.

The choir will perform a work by Eleanor Daley who sets an anonymous text in the song “In Remembrance” (Requiem) that states: “Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.”

There will also be the second ever performance of “Kwashiorkor,” a piece composed by IU South Bend music student Judy Frey. Kwashiorkor is the name of a malnutrition disease found in children. Her song describes the symptoms of the children and how the miracle of Quail, (protein) as told in Exodus and the Psalms, can heal them.

Music by Mendelssohn, Purcell, Hahn, and Handel add to the celebration of nature, love, and life overall.

Wade is in his fourth year as conductor of the IU South Bend Chorale and his third year conducting the Chamber Choir, which he initiated in 2011.

Tickets for the IU South Bend Chorale and Chamber Choir are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children. For more information and to order tickets visit arts.iusb.edu or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203.

IU South Bend Chorale and Chamber Choir
7:30 pm Tuesday, April 23
Campus Auditorium Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets $5-$9 | Free to students/children
574.520.4203| arts.iusb.edu