Spring choral concert

University Singers and I Cantori of Walla Walla University to perform concert of unity and hope

The Walla Walla University Department of Music will present a concert on Saturday, May 20, at 5 p.m. in the University Church. I Cantori of Walla Walla University and the University Singers will present songs based on the theme of looking forward to heaven.

The concert title, “A Colony of Heaven… in the Country of Death,” is based on a phrase in Eugene Peterson’s commentary on the biblical book of Ephesians. Colonies are settlements from a faraway land, groups in close association, and organisms closely growing together. Each of the musical numbers by I Cantori will be based around these themes. Songs will include Kinley Lange’s “Esto Les Digo” and “Ubi Caritas,” Herbert Howell’s “Requiem,” “Pilgrim Song,” “City Called Heaven” and “Soon Ah Will Be Done,” and John Mayor’s “The Heart of Life” as arranged by Kraig Scott, WWU professor of music.

The University Singers will present “O, Lord Thou Hast Been Our Refuge,” “Praise His Holy Name,” “Visions of St. John,” and “John the Revelator,” which when presented in tandem with selections performed by I Cantori, aim to encourage unity, community, and growth among those looking forward to heaven.

The University Church is located at 212 S.W. Fourth Street in College Place. The event is free and open to the public. A livestream of the concert will be available at wallawalla.edu/concert. A recording of the concert will be available online for several weeks following the concert.

Posted May 16, 2017