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Annual Choir Tour Heads to the Midwest

By Holly Foster
Posted March 12, 2012
Tags Choir G. Roberts Kolb Music

The Hamilton College Choir is on the road for its annual spring break tour, this year visiting cities in the Midwest. The 64-members are directed by G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981. The choir will perform in Chicago on March 12; Plymouth, Minn., on March 13; Evanston, Ill., on March 14; and Cleveland on March 16.  The annual home concert is scheduled for Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall.

 

The program for Hamilton’s March 2012 tour is a varied one that includes Renaissance motets and madrigals by Morley, Gesualdo and Handl; 19th-century motets by Meyerbeer, Bruckner and Horatio Parker; Maurice Ravel’s Three Chansons; madrigals by the living American composer Morton Lauridsen; two anthems by the early American composer William Billings; a selection of American folk songs; and a group of popular songs.


The Hamilton College Choir boasts an uninterrupted tradition of fine choral singing that dates back for over a century. The group kicked off the tour with performances in Buffalo, N.Y., and Columbus, Ohio. Students on the tour are hosted by Hamilton alumni and parents.

 

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