Posted on February 4th, 2005
EMU Chamber Singers
Photo by Jim Bishop
The Chamber Singers, a select student choir at Eastern Mennonite University, will give programs of worship in music at nine locations in four states during EMU’s mid-semester break.
The 24-member ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenneth Nafziger, professor of music at EMU, will sing a variety of works on the theme, "Call & Response."
The program will feature choral music of Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms (both 19th century German), John Tavener, Neil Saunders (both contemporary English), music from South African and Kenya, music by Ysaye Maria Barnwell and Bobby McFerrin and a new entrance hymn by Harrisonburg composer James Clemens.
The choir will also invite the congregation to sing, including new hymns from the "Sing the Journey" supplement to "Hymnal: A Worship Book" that will be available in July, 2005, and music from "Hymnal: A Worship Book."
In addition to conducting the Chamber Singers, Dr. Nafziger teaches courses in conducting, the humanities, and church music and worship. He is music director and conductor of two summer festivals