University Chorale to Offer ‘Praise’ Theme

The Eastern Mennonite University Chorale will present a sacred music program on themes of prayer and praise to the Lord 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 14, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The 29-member choir, directed by Janet Hostetter, will perform Schubert’s “Mass No. 2 in G Major.”

Accompanists are John W. Fast, organ; Julianne Burkholder, Kara Glick, Andrew Dutcher and Eric Guttormson, strings; and Annie Johnson, soprano; Matthew Garber, tenor; and Michael Dezort, baritone.

The second half of the concert will include Faure’s “Cantique” and works for smaller group ensembles, some with piano and guitar accompaniment.

Mrs. Hostetter earned a B.A. in music education from Eastern Mennonite University and a M.M. in choral conducting from James Madison University. She has worked as a music instructor in various educational settings for the past 15 years.

In addition to directing the EMU Chorale for the 2004-05 school year while Anne Gross is on sabbatical, Hostetter also serves as music director at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and as music educator at Mountain View Elementary School in Rockingham County.

Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to support the EMU music department‘s music scholarship fund.