MU Concert Choir to perform

MANSFIELD – The Mansfield University Concert Choir, under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler, will give its final performance of the academic year at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Steadman Theatre, on campus at 71 S. Academy St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The choir’s program will feature its entire repertoire for the upcoming eighth World Choir Games.

The MU choir will participate in three separate categories in Riga, Latvia, singing four different selections in each: mixed youth choir, sacred music with accompaniment and spirituals.

The mixed youth choir portion of the program will feature “Ecco Mormorar L’onde,” “When David Heard,” “How Can I Keep from Singing” and “El Guayaboso.”

The sacred music with accompaniment program will include “Sing Joyfully,” “Ave Maria,” “Beati Quorum Via” and “Clap Praise.”

The spiritual program will feature “My God Is a Rock,” “The Battle of Jericho,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel.”

In addition, the concert choir will perform the “Gitanjali Chants” by Craig Hella Johnson and Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” from “The Mount of Olives.”

Vicki Fensterbush, who is completing her master’s degree in music in the choral conducting track, will lead the choir on two of the selections.

The concert will be recorded live for CD production by Mark Records of Clarence, New York.

The concert choir will head to Riga, Latvia, for the World Choir Games beginning on July 9.