Chorale Concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church

April 14, 2017

 
 
The 45-member Bradley University Chorale will present a special concert on Thursday,
April 27, at 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 1420 W. Moss Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
The featured work will be Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, a musical setting of the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis. Guest soloist for the Copland work will be mezzo-soprano Ann Cravero, a Bradley graduate who is a professor of voice and director of the opera program at Drake University. The choir with string ensemble also will present a wedding cantata by J. S. Bach as well as music by Palestrina, Gorczycki, Robert Applebaum, James Furman, and music from Haiti and Sweet Honey in the Rock.  
Ann Cravero has been heard on stages in Italy, China and the United States including repeat performances at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. She received a BME from Bradley. This summer, Ann will direct Le nozze di Figaro with the International Lyric Academy (Italy), and sing the alto solo in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Tarquinia, Italy with Maestro Stefano Vignati.
The Bradley Chorale has performed across the United States and Europe, winning national and international recognition. The ensemble has performed for state and regional music educator conventions. The Chorale has made frequent concert tours to Europe, including a tour of Denmark and Norway last May. The director is Dr. John Jost,
professor of music and director of choral activities at Bradley.
For more information, contact John Jost at 309.677.2600 or by email at jrj@bradley.edu.