At Sweet Briar College, the month of April promises to end on a musical note, with the Spring Choir Concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Memorial Chapel, followed by the Spring Chamber Orchestra performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, also in the chapel. Both events are free and open to the public.
Monday’s choir concert showcases Sweet Briar’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Sweet Tones performing a variety of pieces, including Randall Thompson’s “The Place of the Blest,” which they also performed with the Randolph College Choir on April 15 in the chapel at Randolph College. The concert will also feature spirituals and arrangements of American and Irish folk tunes, as well as several selections by the Chamber Choir, a smaller group that is chosen each year by audition. For more information, contact Marcia Thom at (434) 381-6221 or [email protected].
Led by music director Joe Nigro, Sweet Briar’s chamber orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor with Nick Ross on piano and Haydn’s D major Symphony “The Clock.” For more information, contact Rebecca McCord at (434) 381-6115 or [email protected].