Chamber and Concert Choir to perform diverse music selection


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Contributing Reporter

NSU’s Concert and Chamber Choirs will perform an eclectic mix of songs on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.

“We’re doing psalm settings in different periods,” Dr. Nicholaus Cummins, director of choral activities, said. “We’re beginning with ‘Noel,’ an African piece, and using pieces we recorded with Michael Trotta.”

The Chamber Choir is releasing a CD this summer and will perform one of their recorded songs during Thursday’s concert. In addition to “Noel,” they will sing “Psalm 23,” written by Bobby McFerrin and dedicated to his mother.

“The music is really diverse,” choir member Conn McCandlish said. “We have a baroque French piece, which is really interesting, and a spiritual piece as well.”

Choir member Gabe LeMoine is featured in “Noel” and said the piece reminds him of “The Lion King,” especially because of its percussion features.

“My favorite song is Chantez à Dieu,” choir member Noël Johnson said.

Johnson believes this concert provides students the perfect opportunity to attend a concert and support CAPA students.

“Magale is a place where you can come, relax, listen to some good music and you get in free with your student ID,” Johnson said.