Chorale to Give Spring Concert

March 4, 2014

The Bradley University Chorale will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker. Admission to this Music Scholarship Concert Series concert is $5 for adults and free for students.  

The 35-member choir, directed by Dr. John Jost, will present a program entitled “Song and Dance,” performing music spanning five centuries with texts about music and dancing.  Music of composers Schütz, Hassler, Purcell, Randall Thompson, and Moses Hogan, as well as music from Haiti, Lithuania, and Catalan, and American vocal jazz will all be presented.

The Bradley Chorale has performed across the United States and Europe, winning national and international recognition.  The ensemble has frequently performed for state and regional music educator conventions.  Last May the Chorale toured in southern Spain, presenting concerts in Granada, Seville, Carmona, and Cadiz.

Dr. Jost, director of the Chorale and professor of music at Bradley, earned his undergraduate and advanced degrees at Stanford University and taught in California, New York, and Haiti before arriving at Bradley in 1989.  He has served as principal violist in the Peoria Symphony, co-founded the Peoria Bach Festival, and continues to direct a music camp for Haitian youth each summer in Haiti.  He has won teaching and service awards from Bradley, the Illinois Choral Directors Association, and the Haitian Ministry of Culture.

All proceeds from the concert will go toward music scholarships.  For more information, call 677-2600.