First concert of Eastern’s choir on Sunday


Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News

Andrew Martin, choral conductor, conducts concert choir class on the Mellin Steps on March 21, 2021. Martin explained because singing is an aerosol activity and COVID protocols only a group of ten can sing inside. Now the group can expand because they can sing outside in the warm weather.

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter

Eastern’s Choral Ensembles are hosting their concert Sunday at 4 p.m. in Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This is their first concert of the season.

Eastern has three choirs: the concert choir, the university mixed chorus and the Camarata Singers, all of which will be performing in the concert on Sunday.

Each choir sings a wide range of musical styles.

The University Mixed Chorus may be accompanied by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra for some of the songs.

“The University Mixed Chorus is an ensemble of mixed voices that studies and performs a variety of choral literature from early Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque classics to notable contemporary works and large oratorio works accompanied by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra,” said Eastern’s music department website.

All three choirs are open to students of all majors, according to the Department of Music website.

Music minors can get up to six hours of credit and non-music majors can get up to four hours of credit for being in the university mixed chorus, also according to the Music Department website.

Each choir meets multiple different times a week in order to prepare for their concerts.

This concert is open to the public.

For those interested in learning more about the concerts or other performances at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, they can find more information on the Doudna website or can contact Dr. Kellie Clark, who is the director of the activities for the choirs at Eastern.

Tickets cost five dollars for students and six dollars for faculty, seniors and the public, according to the Doudna website.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office in Doudna, which is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 12 p..m. to 2 p.m.

Katja Benz can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].