EC to hold annual spring concert

The Eureka College Chorale and Chamber Singers will present their annual spring concert at 4 p.m. April 13 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center. A reception will follow. The concert is free and open to the public.

Selections will include Mendelssohn’s “How Lovely are the Messengers” from St. Paul; “Tristis Est Anima Mea,” a sacred motet by Johann Kuhnau; an English Madrigal, “All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded,” by John Bennet; “Chindia,” based on a Romanian folk dance tune by Alexandru Paşcanu; a 20th century adaptation of John Keat’s poem “Fairy’s Song” by David Childs; “Let Everything That Hath Breath,” an exuberant gospel tune arranged by Jeffery L. Ames; and “Sinner Man,” a traditional American folksong set by Matthew Culloton.

The program will include lighter settings of popular song titles as arranged by various composers, including “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “The Creole Love Call,” “Under the Sea,” “Johnny One Note,” “Scarborough Fair/The Sound of Silence” and a barbershop setting of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”

Music professor and associate provost Joseph Henry will direct the vocal ensembles. Associate professor of music Pamela Bates will provide piano accompaniment. The concert is sponsored by the Eureka College Music Department and the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

For more information, contact Dr. Henry at (309) 467-6397 or