Gettysburg College Choir To Perform Freewill Concert For Local Food Pantries
The Gettysburg College Choir and Camerata will give a free concert on Sunday, March 8, at 7 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
A freewill offering will be received to benefit local food pantries.
The concert is called "Elements" and will include a variety of a cappella sacred and secular music about the essential elements of life. The idea began with the four classical elements — earth, air, fire and water — and then grew to include other needs that are considered fundamental to a prosperous life: faith, hope, love, community, joy, and, of course, music.
The program will include mostly classical works by composers from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including Elliott Carter, Katerina Gimon, Dale Trumbore, Matthew Emery, Greg Jasperse, and others.
The Camerata, an eight-member chamber group from within the College Choir, will perform a group of lighter pieces on similar themes.
Gettysburg College Choir is the premier choral ensemble of Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. The choir is acclaimed for performances of choral literature from the Renaissance era to contemporary music. The choir has 28 undergraduate singers who are studying a wide array of fields, from music to biology and political science.
Dr Robert Natter, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Gettysburg College, conducts the Gettysburg College Choir; Concert Choir; Audeamus, an upper-voice choir; and the Camerata. He also teaches conducting.
Reservations are not needed for Sunday’s concert. For additional information contact the church office at 203-426-9024.