TACOMA, Wash. –– The Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici invite you to A Winter’s Hope—a musical performance that celebrates the season’s religious and cultural holidays with songs enjoyed by people around the world.
A Winter’s Hope will take place in Kilworth Memorial Chapel on the campus of University of Puget Sound on Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. The renowned Adelphians and the Voci d’Amici singers will be accompanied by members of the college’s Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Steven Zopfi will lead, and Chaplain David Wright will provide readings. Ticket information is below.
The works to be performed come from all corners of the world—from Italy to Canada, India, Norway, Israel, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, and the U.S. homeland of the Muskogee Native-American people. The audience will be invited to sing along for several of the pieces.
The concert will include works such as Glory to God,by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Serenity, by Ola Gjeilo; and the Jewish traditional melody Al HaNisim. Other international works will include Make We Joy, O Magnum Mysterium, and S’Vivon.
The singers also will perform classic pieces such as Silent Night, Joy to the World, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. They will conclude the performance with Hope for Resolution by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory.
The Adelphian Concert Choir has attracted accolades from audiences in Canada, Europe, and on the West Coast. Every year it attracts new talent, continuing a tradition of traveling Adelphian singers that started with the group’s founding in 1932. Steven Zopfi, one of the leading young conductors in the Pacific Northwest, is director of choral activities and conductor of the Adelphians. He also currently serves as the artistic director and conductor of the Portland Symphonic Choir in Oregon.
FOR TICKETS order online at tickets.pugetsound.edu or call Wheelock Information Center at 253.879.6013 to purchase with a credit card. Admission is $8.50 for the general public; $4.50 for seniors (55+), students, military, and Puget Sound faculty, students, and staff. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
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Photos on page: Top right: The Adelphians; Above left: Steven Zopfi
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