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The concert spans the musical spectrum from ABBA to Alice Parker

Livestreamed performance March 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The BYU Singers are known for their depth, versatility and top-level talent, all of which will be on full display at their upcoming concert, “Musica Eclectica.” But they also have some fun surprises in store that audiences may not expect.

“‘Musica eclectica’ is a Latin phrase meaning ‘eclectic music,’” said conductor Andrew Crane. “And the program is a very eclectic mixture of pieces indeed.”

The concert will include a tribute to American women composers, a selection of hymns and anthems, plus music of Latin America. It will also feature a less traditional set of songs referred to in the program as “Nordic Pop.”

“Both pieces in the set have connections to the pop music scene in Scandinavia,” Crane said. “The first piece, ‘Like an Angel Passing Through My Room,’ was actually made famous in the 80s by the Swedish pop group ABBA. Brent Wells has written an arrangement of the song specifically for BYU Singers. 

“The second piece is actually an arrangement of the African-American spiritual ‘Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel,’” he continued. “The arranger is Mia Makaroff, a Finnish musician who is most known for her work with the a cappella group Rajaton.”

The evening will also feature a special guest appearance by the BYU Concert Choir, conducted by Brent Wells.

Virtual audiences around the world will have access to this unique showcase of choral music from across the musical spectrum.

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