By CONSTANCE JONES ’16
One of the nation’s finest community choruses met again. The much anticipated winter concert opening was held at PLU’s Lagerquist Concert Hall. The choir comprised of 70 people included current PLU students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community.
More than one hundred people were in attendance at the Choral Union Concert Saturday March 14 to participate in the choral series “Voices and Pipes.” The entertainment event began at 8 p.m. and this choral ensemble dominated the platform.
Choral member, Eddie McCoven, recalled an evening filled with historic rooted concepts.“Before taking the stage, our choir was led in prayer by a local Pastor who sings with us,” McCoven said. “We sang beautiful hymns of praise and statements of faith that highlighted PLU’s Lutheran heritage as well as the unifying faith tradition we embrace individually.”
Guests were treated to a variety of musical performances. Selections included: “Magnificat” by Fredrik Sixten; “Dorcester Canticles” by Tarik O’Regan; “Trinity Te Deum” by Eriks Esenvalds; “Be Thou My Vision” and “Gloria” by John Rutter.
Music’s power to communicate was evident that evening. It typified the reasons for this choral union’s popularity, leaving the audience longing for more.