The Department of Music will present the home concert of the Hamilton College Choir’s March tour on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall. The 64-member choir is directed by G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program for the 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.
This concert is the home event of the annual March tour, which included six cities in the Midwest. The choir began the tour on March 10 in Buffalo, N.Y., and concluded on March 16 in Cleveland.
The Hamilton College Choir boasts an uninterrupted tradition of fine choral singing that dates back for over a century. The choir travels regularly throughout the eastern half of the United States and has undertaken six concert tours in Europe over the last 22 years.
For more information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.