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The Chowan University Singers and Men's Chorus, the premier touring choral ensembles of Chowan University, combined with the Chowan Community Chorus, will present a concert at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 3pm. The concert will feature the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré. This classic choral masterwork will be performed by the Chowan Singers and Community Chorus. Additionally, the Chowan Singers and Men's Chorus will sing works ranging in style from classical a capella music to contemporary gospel, including choral standards by Felix Mendehlssohn, Thomas Tallis, and Alice Parker.
The event is under the conduct of Benjamin Thorburn, an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Chowan University. A versatile conductor and singer with experience in opera, oratorio, and early music, he has appeared as a soloist throughout Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast. As a music scholar, he is a specialist in Baroque music and performance practice and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He was previously Director of Vocal Studies at Bluefield College in Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in music history from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Rochester.
Tickets are only $10 (members save up to 10%). Call the box office at 757.923.2900 or visit the website at www.SuffolkCenter.org.