10/26 Fall Choral Collage celebrates bounty of choral music

Dr. Nathan Leaf conducts the State Chorale


The Choirs of NC State

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Stewart Theatre

TICKETS: 919-515-1100 (1:00-6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri) or click here to order online

The Fall Choral Collage celebrates the bounty of choral music composed for mixed choir, soprano-alto and tenor-bass choirs, and features all three of NC State’s choral ensembles – State Chorale, Vox Accalia and the Singing Statesmen.

The State Chorale will perform music of Asia and the South Pacific, including works by composers that have recently been published for western choirs for the first time. “For American singers to sing Korean music, the characters have to be translated into English letters,” said choir director Dr. Nathan Leaf, “so it’s a new thing to have access to the Korean pieces.” The State Chorale will have another opportunity to perform these works at the NC Music Educators Association Conference in November.

Vox Accalia will premier a newly commissioned piece of music for soprano-alto choir, violin and piano composed by Linda Tutas-Haugen titled “Appalachian Love Songs: Women’s Reflections on Love, Loss and Strength,” featuring faculty violinist Lindi Wang. The piece, which features new arrangements of Appalachian folk songs, was commissioned by a consortium of 16 schools in North Carolina and Virginia.

The Singing Statesmen will perform a balanced collection of newly composed and traditional music for four-part men’s choir, themed around the concept of honor. The Statesmen grew out of the tradition of State’s Varsity Men’s Glee Club, originally formed in 1906.

$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, children under 12 free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central, 919-515-1100 (open 1:00-6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri) and online.