EMU Choir to Sing Locally

Chamber Singers Chamber Singers
Photo by Jim Bishop

The Chamber Singers, a select student choir at Eastern Mennonite University, will give a program of worship in music 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 17, at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave., Harrisonburg.

The 24-member ensemble, directed by Kenneth J. 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.

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