TROY Concert Chorale presents ‘Breathing Peace’ Nov. 4

October 16, 2018

Troy University’s Concert Chorale presents its fall performance, “Breathing Peace,” Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Troy.

The performance is free and open to the public.

The Concert Chorale is TROY’s auditioned 36-voice choir, and this performance will feature faculty soloists Dr. Adam Blackstock (percussion), Dr. Jillian Camwell (oboe), Dr. Dave Camwell (saxophone) and Dr. John Jinright (piano).

Dr. Diane Orlofsky, conductor of the Concert Chorale, encourages everyone to use this concert as a rewarding way to bring their Homecoming weekend to a close.

“It is our intent to offer these choral selections of peace, grace, joy and hope to the audience as gifts from the students’ hearts to theirs,” Orlofsky said.

Selections will include three movements from “For A Breath of Ecstasy” by John Michael Trotta, a wordless setting by John Rommereim titled “Amara (Breath of Grace),” “Three Themes of Life and Love” by Daniel Elder, David Dickau’s “Song of Joys” and Paul Mealor’s setting of the famous text known as the “Peace Prayer.”

The Chorale will also perform “Requiescat,” a piece featuring a double chorus, written by Eric William Barnum. The Chorale traveled to Carnegie Hall last May to premiere and perform his compositions, under his direction.

“Each concert is unique, but this one seems to be extra special due to the care and intention each singer is putting into the performance,” Orlofsky said. “The Carnegie Hall experience really galvanized the group as a unified community of young artists, and our new freshmen quickly became a part of the collective whole – everyone is united by a desire to sing every note with skill and meaning. I am proud of this ensemble and hope the Troy community will come spend the hour with us and support their hard work.”