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Grad’s choral work to set tone for Holy Week

Works by composer Allan Bevan, a UWindsor grad (BMus 1982), are at the heart of a concert by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Wednesday in Assumption University Chapel.

Dr. Bevan’s 2005 composition Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode, is a setting of the Passion story and the crucifixion of Christ. The texts are in Middle English and Latin with narration in modern English. This choral work is filled with rich choral harmonies and a dramatic score for strings, organ and percussion.

The program will also feature a work for string orchestra, To Morning, which Bevan dedicated to music professor Paul McIntyre, who taught him composition. Written in 2006 for a composition competition held by the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin of Moscow in celebration of Wolfgang Mozart’s 250th birthday, it claimed the member’s prize in that contest.

The April 16 concert, sponsored by the University of Windsor Alumni Association, is titled “Toward Eternity.” The performance begins at 8 p.m. and is preceded by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. by Bevan and Alberta composer Quenten Doolittle, whose work is also on the program.

Tickets are $20, $10 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office; online at http://windsorsymphony.com; or from chorus members—including Susan McKee, room 115, Music Building.