Tech choirs present benefit concert

HOUGHTON – Please join us for an evening of sacred choral music presented in its natural habitat, the local treasure that is the magnificent space of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden. The concert will feature music of many different countries and cultures, with devotional music ranging from South Africa, Germany, England, Canada, and 19th-century America.  The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, Jared Anderson, Conductor, present Music for a Sacred Space on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lake Linden. Free-will donations in any amount are welcomed.

The Concert Choir is a university/community ensemble comprised of students, faculty and community singers, including several local educators.  Membership is by audition.  The choir gives performances of traditional and new choral literature and appears regularly with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra. Touring is an important part of the Michigan Tech Concert Choir experience.  Since 1990, the choir has participated in a major international tour every three to four years.  In May 2013 the choir participated in an international tour to the Dalmatian Coast where they performed concerts in Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. The Concert Choir has performed in Mexico, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, the Baltic States, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and the People’s Republic of China.  The choir is preparing to travel to South Africa in 2017.

Michigan Tech Chamber Singers formed in January 2012, and is comprised of twenty-four auditioned students from across campus, providing opportunities for students to explore music of all styles and periods.  Performances by the ensemble include music that ranges from traditional Renaissance polyphony to the modern part-song, from folksongs and spirituals to selections from musical theater.  Student singers are committed to the choral art and to Michigan Tech, representing the university in concerts on and off campus.