EMU Chamber Singers ‘Remember Forward’

EMU Chamber Singers
The 2009-10 EMU Chamber Singers

The EMU Chamber Singers will welcome the Advent-Christmas season with a concert on the theme, “Remember Forward,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

The 33-member choir, directed by Dr. Kenneth Nafziger, professor of music at EMU, will present “Missa Sancti Nicolai,” a liturgical work by Franz Joseph Haydn with the EMU chamber orchestra, “Magnificat” and “Nunc Diittis” by Neil Saunders, three Advent motets by K. Lee Scott, “Lord, before this fleeting season by Libby Larsen and two Spanish carols.

EMU Chamber Singers
Chamber Singers in concert

“In this season of December 2009, we offer this concert of music remembering forward,” said Dr. Nafziger. “The mighty have been brought down, the low have been exalted. Bridges have carried and will carry people over troubled water. The new Jerusalem is under construction. The star still shines. ‘Dona nobis pacem’ still inspires dreams. Light of a clear blue morning is visible even in the dark. The hungry have been filled with good things. We have been, are, and will be heard. Alleluia. The angels’ song, ‘Gloria en las Alturas,’ is still a full-throated shout for joy.”

Admission to the program is free; donations are welcomed for the EMU music student scholarship fund.