The Ashland University Choir, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus will present a fall choral concert program ranging from a sacred cantata to madrigals, contemporary songs about the strength of women, spirituals and compositions from early English composers. The eclectic concert will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir. Their portion of the program will include “Rejoice in the Lamb,” a cantata by Benjamin Britten with text by Christopher Smart. This highly dramatic work ultimately focuses on all things worshipping their Creator, venturing from near silence to rollicking dance, from seeming chaos to quiet serenity.