HPU to Perform Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ at Annual Spring Choral Concert

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2014 – The High Point University Department of Music is excited to perform one of the most popular choral works of all time at the annual Spring Choral Concert, Mozart’s REQUIEM! The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Under the direction of Dr. Marc Foster, chair of the Department of Music and director of choral activities, the concert will feature a combined choir of more than 100 singers. Students groups include the Chapel Choir, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus. The orchestra will be comprised of students, faculty and guest musicians.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s monumental “Requiem,” was composed in Vienna in 1791 and was only partially completed by Mozart himself. The rest of the work was completed by his pupil, Franz Xaver Süssmayr.

“Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ is one of the most prominent works in the choral and orchestral repertory,” says Foster. “We are delighted to make this presentation at HPU, and we hope everyone can join.”

The soloists for this concert will feature soprano and HPU adjunct voice faculty, Dr. Melanie Crump; mezzo soprano and HPU instructor of voice, Dr. Candice Burrows; baritone and HPU assistant professor of voice, Dr. Scott MacLeod; and guest artist tenor, Daniel Stein.

This event is open to the public and complimentary tickets are available on a first come, first-serve basis at 336-841-9209 or reservations@highpoint.edu.

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