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Elmhurst College Choirs to Present Fall Concert Nov. 17

The concert will feature the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus of Elmhurst College.

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The choirs of Elmhurst College will present a Fall Choral Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave.

The concert will feature the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus. The groups pride themselves on performing music with a wide range of musical styles, including works by William Byrd, Aaron Copland, F. Melius Christiansen, Moses Hogan, New York Voices, Z Randall Stroope, and Eric Whitacre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Elmhurst College Chamber Singers, directed by Susan Moninger, is an auditioned select ensemble that performs madrigal and other forms of challenging Renaissance and Classical literature. This group often shares the holiday spirit by singing for corporations and private events, and has appeared on the NBC Channel 5 Sunday morning news program.

Elmhurst College Concert Choir, also directed by Moninger, is an auditioned group of students from a variety of majors who sing traditional and contemporary choral music. The theme for the concert choir this year is Spirituals to Swing.

Moninger is a music professor and director of student choral activities at Elmhurst College. She is the co-founder and director of Showchoir Camps of America, and is an active clinician and adjudicator in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Elmhurst College Women’s Chorus, directed by Donna Peterson Tallman, is an auditioned group of women from a variety of majors who sing various styles of literature, including Renaissance, classical and 20th century. Tallman has held faculty positions in music education at Northern Illinois University and was director of Music Education at Illinois Benedictine College.

For more information about music at Elmhurst College, visit www.elmhurst.edu/music or call the Department of Music at (630) 617-3515.

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