Two BYU School of Music choirs join forces for annual fall concert
Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Rosalind Hall, and Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Jean Applonie, will come together to continue a semester of performances with their annual fall concert on Nov. 2 and 3.
In addition to their performance in the October Choir Showcase of the School of Music’s auditioned choirs, Women’s Chorus recently took part in BYU homecoming celebrations. “Women’s Chorus started the semester with a bang, performing ‘This is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Try’ with Colbie Caillat at the Homecoming Spectacular,” said Applonie.
For the fall concert, Women’s Chorus will perform a variety of pieces, including Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” and “Days of Beauty,” a new contemporary piece by Ola Gjeilo based on text by Emily Bronte. They will also repeat a homecoming favorite: “We pair ‘This is Me’ with ‘A Million Dreams’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ to conclude this always-fun concert with the Men’s Chorus,” said Applonie.
The Men’s Chorus will also showcase a wide stylistic range. “The BYU Men’s Chorus performs a variety of hymns, show tunes, classical repertoire and some ‘hoopla,’ as our director Sister Hall calls it,” said Kyle Andrews, a communications studies major and tenor in the Men’s Chorus presidency. “We have something for every audience member.”
“I always look forward to the Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus concerts because they are packed with power,” Andrews continued. “The concert is full of fun, influential and heartfelt music. My favorite part is the feeling that you get as you take in the lyrics and the power of beautiful music. It’s impossible not to be changed and uplifted by these performances.”
The concert will be presented Nov. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the HFAC or Marriott Center, by phone at 801.422.2981 or online at byuarts.com.