Indiana University’s Singing Hoosiers and the College of Wooster’s Wooster Chorus will give a joint performance Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University’s Maltz Performing Arts Center.
The program will include American classics from today and yesteryear, including the music of Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Jason Robert Brown, Elaine Hagenberg, Alvaro Bermudez, Earth Wind and Fire, and Silk Sonic. Admission is free to any student with a university ID. Tickets are $10 for others.
Indiana University’s Grammy-Nominated Singing Hoosiers, under the direction of Chris Albanese, have entertained audiences across the globe for more than 70 years with America’s popular song. The ensemble has enjoyed collaborations with the likes of Duke Ellington, Mel Torme and the Cincinnati Pops. Notable Singing Hoosiers alumni include Ryan Murphy (writer/producer, Glee), Elizabeth Stanley (Broadway) and acapella sensation Straight No Chaser. The ensemble recently performed at the 2021 national conference of the American Choral Directors Association.
Under the direction of Lisa Wong, the Wooster Chorus is composed of students representing all academic areas within The College of Wooster’s liberal arts program. The chorus collaborates annually with The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and has premiered a number of works by American composers, including Eric Whitacre and Jake Runestad. Recently, the chorus was awarded second place for the 2018 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the performance of American Music, as well as third place for 2018 The American Prize in Choral Performance – Collegiate Division. The ensemble has performed at the Central Division conference of the American Choral Directors Association, and also several times at the state conference of the Ohio Music Education Association.