About the event
When do you turn to music: when you are happy, sad, angry, melancholy? Is it entertainment, background music, or does it provide focus, energy, or an opportunity to meditate and find your inner peace? The WSU Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Lori Wiest explore these questions in Singing: Music for the Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul.
Audience members will be invited to participate through a series of questions before and during the concert via an internet link allowing real-time results throughout the evening. Music performed will include French chansons by Renaissance composers on the subjects of love, folklore, and gossip, sacred music of Francis Poulenc and Wolfgang A. Mozart, a featured student composition by Concert Choir member Abigail Yarbrough, “Caedmon’s Hymn” which is a 7th century Old English poem set by contemporary composer Blake Wilson,”Plorate filii Israel” from Historia di Jephte by Carissimi, arguably touted as one of the most expressive laments in the Baroque period, traditional American song “Beautiful Morning” by John Wykoff, “Wings” arranged by Andy Beck, and an African American spiritual, “Music in the Air”, arranged by Ryan Murphy.
Livestream available on YouTube at WSU Pullman Music. The concert is free and open to the public.