Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron
This past Sunday the Concordia College Orchestra and choirs performed Ludvig Van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major. The performance featured three of Concordia’s own music faculty, Anne Jennifer Nash singing soprano, Holly Janz singing mezzo-soprano, and David Hamilton singing tenor. Artist Eric H. Olson was featured as guest baritone for the performance. The performance went extremely well as the orchestra and choirs watched for every gesture from conductor Foster Beyers, as he molded and shaped the sound of the instrumentalist and vocalist.
This concert is always one of my favorites throughout the year. It offers a chance for Concordia’s choirs and orchestra to collaborate with each other for an exciting performance, which only happens twice a year. Each year the choirs gather for around three weeks of rehearsal, meeting only with the orchestra and the soloist three times before the performance on Sunday. With such little time every single performer is asked to focus hard on the goal at hand and to pay attention to the details. Year after year the choirs, orchestra and soloists are able to grasp onto the music with enough time to spare to pull off a wonderful performance.