Choral concert a celebration of spring

The School for Arts and Creative Innovation presents its spring choral concert featuring the 14-voice Chamber Choir directed by Richard Householder, and the 75-voice University Singers directed by Bradley Bloom on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Assumption University Chapel.

The chamber choir will perform choruses from major works, including J.S. Bach’s Jesu, der du meine Seele, from Mendelssohn’s Elijah “Lift Thine Eyes” and from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado “Three Little Maids from School.”

The University Singers will explore all types and styles of songs, from Renaissance madrigals, to lullabies, freedom songs and spirituals in a program entitled “Karaoke though the ages.”

“The singing of popular songs in social gatherings is certainly not relegated to just our century,” says Dr. Bloom. “It has had a place throughout the history of music from the earliest times through the present. Its spirit and intent have also remained fairly consistent from age to age—it is just expressed differently.”

Tickets are $10, with a student rate of $5. Order by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 4212, purchase online at, or buy at the door. Find more information on the music website.

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