Actions and Detail Panel
HARDING UNIVERSITY CHORUS
Wed 24 May 2017, 12:15 – 13:00 BST
The HARDING UNIVERSITY CHORUS from Arkansas, USA will be touring Europe for three weeks this May, visiting Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, England and Scotland.
Directed by Cliff Ganus (Professor and Chair of Music at Harding University) the thirty-strong choir will perform a broad repertoire, all pieces sung acappella-style.
The Harding Chorus explores all areas of the choral art with style and enthusiasm – choral classics, new works, spirituals, opera, folksongs and contemporary Christian songs.
Chorus members develop lifelong friendships, have wonderful musical and cultural experiences and serve as Harding’s ambassadors. In all of their concerts they bring a message of musical excellence and spiritual commitment
- Christus factus est - Anton Bruckner
Angel Band - American hymn, arr. Kirchner
Down in the River to Pray - American folk hymn
Hallelujah - American hymn, arr. Kirchner
My soul's been anchored - spiritual, arr. Hogan
Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Allen/Dorsey, arr. Sevier
Unclouded Day - Alwood, arr. Kirchner
- Wade in the Water - spiritual, arr. Hogan
- Turn Turn Turn - Pete Seeger, arr. Peterson
- Loch Lomond - Scottish folksong, arr. Quick
Comments from previous performances - "The repertoire of the Harding [Chorus]...is extraordinarily diverse...this splendidly extrovert choir treat every piece as though it were its (grand) finale." - the Glasgow Herald
"Hosanna in Excelsis... immediately established the top-flight credentials of the young singers,which was thoroughly sophisticated and entirely admirable." - the Aberdeen Press and Journal
All are welcome to enjoy this free lunchtime concert at St Giles Cathedral, the first of three performances being held during the Harding University Chorus' two-day visit to Edinburgh.
Admission is free.