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From Mozart to U2 with the EMU Chamber Singers

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Marking the season of Lent, the Chamber Singers of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will be singing a concert that draws from Mozart to U2 during their Feb. 24-26 tour.

Conductor Kenneth J. Nafziger said prayers and readings from the Psalms will be woven throughout the concert.

“There are very direct biblical psalms with parallels to popular music that explore a common spiritual life,” Nafziger said.

The repertoire will range from introspective and penitential texts, several versions of the Kyrie Eleison, and popular songs that share Lenten themes, including U2′s, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

“It is such a joy to bring our music to the churches and communities that we visit and see the way that our audiences respond to our music,” said Heidi Bauman, a senior at EMU. “I am particularly looking forward to singing an arrangement of ‘What Wondrous Love is This’ as well as Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum.’”

“Ken [Nafziger] always helps us delve deeper into the music and see new ways of interpreting it,” she added. “There have been many times in Chamber Singers that I have seen how music can be healing and can bring people together.”

For more information contact Marci Myers, special events assistant, at 540-432-4589 or email myersmk@emu.edu.

Tour schedule

Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Praise Center (host), held at Indonesia Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 2026 South 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19148

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. – Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groffs Mill Rd., Harleysville, Pa. 19438

Sunday, Feb. 26, at 9:30 a.m. – Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 713 Blooming Glen Rd., Blooming Glen, Pa. 18911

Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. – Pinto Mennonite Church, 13822 Pinto Rd. SW, Cumberland, Md. 21502

2 Responses to "From Mozart to U2 with the EMU Chamber Singers"

  1. Bettylou Buckwalter says:

    Hopefully us locals (Harrisonburg, VA) will get to hear this program. Might there be a date for that? I want to attend if there is!

  2. Cindy Mathews says:

    Bettylou,

    The Chamber Singers will be performing at Park View Mennonite Church (Harrisonburg) on April 22 at 7:00 pm. That concert will include some of the music they are doing this (Feb.) weekend.