MOUNT VERNON ó Collegians Chorale and the Chamber Winds, two ensembles from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, will be in concert at Mulberry Street Methodist Church on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Collegians Chorale, directed by Dr. Robert Tocheff, is one of the three choral ensembles at MVNU. This select 60-voice mixed choir presents music for praise, worship, and testimony through gospel arrangements, sacred classics, spirituals, hymns, and contemporary Christian songs. Chamber Winds, directed by Dr. John Packard, features woodwind and brass ensembles. These select groups perform literature which is diverse and challenging and showcases the individual talents of each musician. Students representing several states, a variety of academic majors, and a number of different denominational backgrounds are involved in these groups.
On campus, located in central Ohio, the ensembles perform in special chapel services, the annual Christmas service, the Board of Trustees banquet, the annual presentation of Handelís Messiah, the Baccalaureate, as well as presenting their own concerts as part of the MVNU Music Departmentís recital schedule. Collegians Chorale also plans a missions tour every three to four years; such trips have taken them to Europe five times and ministering in 11 countries.
A free-will offering will be taken at this event. For more information, contact the church at (740) 393-2576.
Published on March 23, 2012