FINAL Choral Ensemble Concert of the Year

Allissah Jerome
ajerome@css.edu

As the academic school year is coming to a close, musical ensembles are preparing for and performing their final concerts of the year. The choral ensembles will perform their last concert of the year on Friday, April 28 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium.

The College of St. Scholastica’s Women’s, Men’s, Concert, and Bella Voce Choirs will all be performing during this concert. The Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir are in the process of changing names and becoming less gender specific for next year.

The Equilibrium Concert will explore opposing relationships and how these relationships can ultimately create symmetry. This whole concert is about balance in life and all of the pieces, either within the piece or a pair of pieces, will contain a balance.

“In all of our pieces, either within the piece itself or within a pair of pieces, we’ve chosen to have that balance,” Dr. Bret Amundson said. One piece that was chosen specifically because it
fit the theme of the concert is entitled “The Peace of Wild Things.”

The final concert of the year is really a great opportunity to sit back and appreciate how much each of the choral groups has grown since the beginning of the year.

“It’s crazy what we do in a year. They have grown a ton, but here is what I think is important… when they come with open hearts, open minds and totally willing to share who they are and try new things and worry more about the community and telling the story that they do about their own situation. Then, and only then, can you make great, great music… transformative music,” Amundson said of his choral groups.

Come out on April 28th and see what peers are doing. Concerts are really a unique opportunity to take a study break or simply take a break from life in general and see what musical ensembles have been doing throughout the year.

“The meaning of this concert and the story we’re trying to tell behind this concert is particularly pertinent to this time of year. Yeah, it feels crazy but there is a goal behind all of this and there is a peacefulness to the fact that we get to be here and do it and we are lucky enough to be here,” Amundson said.