MVNU Collegians Chorale Spring Concert
April 29, 2014
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Collegians Chorale, the concert choir at Mount Vernon Nazarene University directed by Dr. Robert Tocheff, will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Collegians Chorale will present a wide variety of choral music from the choir's fall and spring repertoire and church tours including "Amazing Grace" arr. by Eriks Esenvalds, Ovid Young's "Three Orisons," "Rock-a-My Soul" arr. by Uzee Brown, Chris Tomlin's "I Will Rise" arr. by Craig Courtney and Lynda Hassler, "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" arr. by Jay Rouse. The feature presentation will be Robert Ray's Gospel Mass, an inspirational rendition of the standard mass movements in an African American style. In contrast the choir will present the Kyrie from Mozart's Requiem Mass. Another highlight will be Jonathan Rathbone's Finnish "Sakkijarven Polka," a very rhythmic and humorous piece featuring senior Cody Thomas on tuba.
Collegians Chorale is one of four choral ensembles at MVNU. They perform frequently on campus for events such as chapel, Homecoming, Advent Service, and Baccalaureate. They also join the Choral Union for the annual Messiah performance. Members represent a variety of academic majors and denominational backgrounds.
For more information on this or other musical events, please visit or contact Tressa Daley at (740) 397-9000, ext. 3000.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.