Eureka Music Department Announces Spring Performance Schedule
March 29, 2022
EUREKA – This April, the Eureka College Music Department will be presenting five public performances.
This slew of events will include several “firsts” for the department, including the first commissioned work in recent memory, the first combined performances with Chorale and Chamber Ensemble, the first live Composition Recital and Opera/Lyric Theatre Workshop performance, and the first nontraditional concert.
On Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m., Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Chamber Ensemble will perform its spring concert inside Becker Auditorium. Most notably, Chorale and Chamber Ensemble will join together for the first time on works by Felix Mendelssohn and Tito Puente, and Chorale will give the world premiere of a commissioned work by Seattle composer Stephen O'Bent.
On Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. the Student Composition Recital will be in McCallister Chapel, where guests will hear the world premieres of brand new compositions by Eureka students.
The Opera/Lyric Theatre Workshop performance is set for Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in Becker. Students will perform staged scenes from The Magic Flute, Wicked, and more.
On Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m., Chamber Singers will offer a new form of concert entitled “NightSong” in the Terrill Rooms. This select vocal ensemble will provide an hour of relaxing music for students and visitors to unwind before finals. Guests are invited to bring a blanket, pillow, and to even take a nap. Chairs will also be available.
Finally, the End-of-Semester Studio Recital will be on Thursday, April 28 at 2: p.m. in McCallister Chapel. Students of Dr. Adriana Martínez, Dr. Mark De Zwaan, and Michael Hull will perform solo repertoire on voice, piano, and guitar.
Although masks are currently optional on the Eureka campus, guests should bring them and be prepared to wear them if asked.
Updates on these events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/eurekacollegemusicdepartment.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and tailor-made educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and among the first in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois, is the smallest of only 24 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.