USM and Benedictine Chorales Collaborate for Combined Concert

3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 | Annunciation Chapel


PLEASE NOTE: The USM/Benedictine Joint Chorale Concert originally slated for March 24 has been postponed to April 7 due to the threat of inclement weather. 


(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary department of fine arts-music will present the combined Chorales of Benedictine College and USM in a joint concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Annunciation Chapel on the Saint Mary campus in Leavenworth, at 4100 South 4th Street.

The concert, an annual tradition at Saint Mary and Benedictine now in its 26th year, is free.

The Chorales will be supported by an instrumental Chamber Ensemble and the Benedictine Brass Ensemble. The program will feature 20th Century choral works by English composers and will include Rutter’s Requiem, Vaughan-Williams’ O Clap Your Hands, and Holst’s O God, Beyond All Praising.

The program will begin with the Fanfare from Dukas’ ballet La Peri played by the Benedictine brass ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Ted Hanman.

Vocal soloists will be soprano Sarah DaMetz, a freshman from Lansing, Kan., and Ashley Muldoon, a freshman from Bonner Springs, Kan.

The concert will be conducted by Dr. William Krusemark of the University of Saint Mary and accompanied at the organ by Dr. Ruth Krusemark of Benedictine College. The brother-and-sister team originated the joint performance as a way to present a major spring choral event.

“This series has allowed our students to perform some of the great choral works of history, which would otherwise be impractical for small choirs,” Dr. William Krusemark said.

Contact Dr. William Krusemark at krusemarkw@stmary.edu or 913-682-5151 ext. 6460 for more information.