Dr. Erin Colwitz

Marquette Choral Society / Marquette 365

The Marquette Choral Society usually rehearses in the Fall and Winter semesters at Northern Michigan University.  This year, they are holding their first Summer Sing, giving singers of all kinds an opportunity to rehearse and perform a concert in the summer, when schedules can be more forgiving.

The Summer Sing concert is also a benefit for NMU students who will travel with the Marquette Choral Society on their trip to Italy in 2020.

This program features music of American choral music, spirituals, George Gershwin, world folk songs, and more.

Hear more about the Summer Sing, the Choral Society's trip to Italy, and more details on the repertoire:


Marquette Beer Choir

Marquette is getting a Beer Choir. 

Dr. Erin Colwitz (Director of Choirs at Northern Michigan University) is taking the choir experience to the pub, starting Tuesday, August 6th.

The Facebook page's description is as follows:

"Beer Choir Marquette exists for people of the community who love to sing and drink beer. All you have to do it is show up. Music and accompaniment will be provided. All are welcome!"

NMU Music Department

Next time on Peninsula Performances:

“Chant and Praise” is the theme of the NMU Choirs & NMU Orchestra concert from April 2019, where each ensemble is featured and then combined for their final piece.  Then, join the Marquette Choral Society for their Russian Nights concert (also from April 2019), featuring Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil and more.

Program:

4-16-19 NMU Choirs and Orchestra "Chant and Praise"

NMU Music Department

Next time on Peninsula Performances:

Come together in sound with two concerts from February 2019!  The NMU Jazz Band and University Choir concert featured music of The Beatles, Gershwin, Monk and more.  Follow that with the Piano Duet Festival concert and hear duets of all kinds from local piano teachers and their students.

Program 5/03/19: NMU University Choir and Jazz Band 2-26-19 / Piano Duet Festival 2-23-19

Marquette Choral Society / Travel Marquette

This April 2019, the Marquette Choral Society presents "Russian Nights," music of Rachmaninoff & Chesnokov.  The concert consists of Russian music, mostly of Orthodox traditions.  Pieces featured are Sergei Rachmaninoff's "All Night Vigil, Op. 37" in Church Slavonic, Pavel Chesnokov's "Let Thy Good Spirit" and "Salvation is Created," in English, as well as a Russian folk song "Veniki". 

Hear more about the experience putting this concert together in an interview with the director of the choral society, Dr. Erin Colwitz:


St. Peter Cathedral of Marquette, MI Facebook event page

December in Marquette means getting ready for the holidays, and this year's Marquette Choral Society concert in St. Peter Cathedral will do just that.  The Cathedral Concert Series continues along with Bachfest Marquette, with the choral society performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.  Dr. Erin Colwitz came to our Public Radio 90 studios to give us more information:


NMU Veterans Day Benefit Concert Facebook Event Page

Dr. Erin Colwitz, assistant professor of music and director of choirs at Northern Michigan University, and Megan O'Connor, senior communications studies major, have assembled a program of music to honor veterans on Sunday, November 11th.  The choral concert features American patriotic songs from different periods of our military's history.  Erin and Megan came to Public Radio 90 to tell us more:


Marquette Choral Society

The Marquette Choral Society will perform a newly commissioned work by local composer, Griffin Candey, with texts by Walt Whitman, Anastasia Pennington-Flax and local area poet, Kathleen M. Heideman.  THE NIGHT PSALMS will premiere alongside Ralph Vaughan Williams epic major work DONA NOBIS PACEM, also on texts by Walt Whitman.  

Marquette Choral Society

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Dr. Erin Colwitz regarding the upcoming holiday concert, "Cantatas in the Cathedral," at the St. Peter Cathedral this weekend in Marquette.

The concerts are Saturday December 2nd at 7:30pm, and again on Sunday Dec. 3rd at 3pm in St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette.  It is a free concert with a freewill donation accepted.

NMU Department of Music

Kurt Hauswirth sat down with Dr. Erin Colwitz to talk choir, Bach warmups and kittens in baskets.  Subsequently, they also discussed the upcoming NMU Arts Chorale and NMU University Choir performance on October 22nd, 2017 in Reynolds Recital Hall.
 

The NMU Choirs will be sharing the concert with the NMU Orchestra and NMU String Orchestra.  The program starts at 3pm, Sunday, October 22nd in Reynolds Recital Hall on NMU's campus.

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