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Marquette Choral Society presents December concert "Transcendence" and a Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Marquette Choral Society presents "Transcendence" on December 16th and 17th
Marquette Choral Society
Marquette Choral Society presents "Transcendence" on December 16th and 17th

A discussion with music director Dr. Erin Colwitz

This December, the Marquette Choral Society will perform "Transcendence," a concert featuring symphonic choral pieces celebrating life and peace.

The concert will feature two choral masterworks; Tarik O'Regan's Martyr and Joseph Haydn's Mass in a Time of War. Dr. Erin Colwitz will direct the ensemble on December 16th and 17th, 2023, in the Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette, Michigan. The concert will be recorded and featured on Public Radio 90 during a special edition of Peninsula Performances on Friday, December 22nd at 8 pm EST.

Tarik O'Regan's Martyr was commissioned in 2008 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of St. Albans Chamber Choir in England. The composition was intended to be a complement to Haydn's 'Nelson' Mass. Following the performance of Martyr, Haydn's Mass in Time of War, also known as Missa in tempore belli, will be performed. This piece was composed in 1796 during the European war that took place after the French Revolution. Haydn's goal in creating this work was to incorporate elements of anti-war sentiment.

Later in December, the choir will present an all-ages carol sing-along at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Listen to the interview with Kurt Hauswirth and Dr. Erin Colwitz:

A conversation with Dr. Erin Colwitz

Public Radio 90 will present the Marquette Choral Society's concert Transcendence as a special edition of Peninsula Performances. This special program airs on Friday, December 22nd at 8 pm EST with a rebroadcast on Tuesday, December 26th at 1 pm EST and is hosted and produced by WNMU-FM's Kurt Hauswirth.

We thank Dr. Colwitz and the Marquette Choral Society for their ongoing collaboration and support of Public Radio 90, and we thank Gerald Kippola who records and mixes the concerts for radio broadcasts.

Please join us for a Peninsula Performances special concert presentation of Marquette Choral Society's "Transcendence" on Friday, December 22nd at 8 pm EST. A rebroadcast will occur on Tuesday, December 26th at 1 pm EST.

Marquette Choral Society

The "Transcendence" concerts take place at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette, Michigan on Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available at the NMU Ticket Outlet, or in person at the NMU Ticket office in the Berry Events Center. Tickets will also be available at the door before each concert.

The Christmas Carol Sing-Along takes place Friday, December 22nd at 5:00 PM at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The gathering will feature the Marquette Choral Society, the Marquette Male Chorus, Superior Handbells, Messiah Choirs, and Marquette Hope First Choir.

Visit marquettechoralsociety.org for more information about this symphonic choral ensemble.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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