University of Puget Sound’s Adelphian Concert Choir will be touring Colorado later this month. The four-city tour will include free concerts in Colorado Springs, Littleton, Denver, and a homecoming event in Tacoma, Wash. The concerts will include a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden, one of the Baroque master’s most popular cantatas, along with music by Lassus, Lauridsen, Monk, Choi, and popular music selections.
“This is a very talented group of vocalists singing an iconic composition—it’s going to be a wonderful performance,” said conductor Steven Zopfi. “Christ lag in Todes Banden is also Bach's first cantata for Easter, so it’s a timely piece to perform in the spring.”
The 2018–19 Adelphian Concert Choir features a number of students from Colorado, including Hannah Cochran ’19 (Longmont HS), Eden Dameron ’19 (Cherry Creek HS), Patrick Zimmerman ’19 (Cherry Creek HS), Eli Kitchens ’22 (Poudre High School), and Phoebe Smith ’22 (Green Mountain HS). The Adelphians will be joined by the Rampart High School Singsations, under the direction of Adelphian alumna and Puget Sound graduate Melanie Reiff ’12, at the group’s first concert in Colorado Springs.
Founded in 1932, the Adelphian Concert Choir is one of four choirs at the University of Puget Sound and has appeared at state, regional, and national conferences for both the American Choral Director’s Association and National Association for Music Educators. In recent years, the choir has appeared with the Oregon Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, and Symphony Tacoma, and has earned rave reviews for its repertoire, interpretation, and artistry. Members of the choir are all undergraduate students selected by audition, and approximately half are music majors.
Tuesday, March 19 – First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 – Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, Littleton, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 22 – St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 – Kilworth Memorial Chapel, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 7:30 p.m.
All concerts are free of charge.
More information, including tour poster and photos, is available on the Spring Tour 2019 webpage.