DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will host the Black Swamp Honors Choir on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster Avenue.
The ensemble is comprised of high school students from six area high schools including Bryan, Defiance, Liberty Center, Napoleon, Paulding and Tinora. Each student performed a live audition in the spring to earn a spot in the fall concert. The Black Swamp Choir will be performing a varied repertoire, including an arrangement of Palestrina’s Adoramus te, the spiritual Walk in Jerusalem arranged by Paul Rardin, and also separate men and women’s selections.
The ensemble is organized and directed by Defiance College director of music programs, Andrew Schultz. On piano for the concert is long-time accompanist for Defiance High School, Lori Schultz. The DC Chamber Singers will open the concert with a 20-minute performance.
“I am greatly looking forward to working with some of the most talented high school singers in Northwest Ohio and hope everyone joins us for an afternoon of great choral music,” said Schultz. “The selection into the ensemble is not only a personal honor, but also an honor for each high school program.”
Admission is $5, and doors will open at 3:45 p.m.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
November 3, 2010