Cantemus and ChoirWithoutBorders Take Musical ‘Journey’ April 18

Two EMU music groups will present a joint concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 18, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Cantemus (Latin for “Let Us Sing”), a recently-formed 12-member chamber choir, and ChoirWithoutBorders, a 35-member student group, will sing selections based on the theme, “Christian Journey: From Darkness Into Light.”

EMU's Cantemus choral group
The recently-formed ‘Cantemus’ choral group will join ChoirWithoutBorders for a joint concert Sunday, Apr. 18 at EMU. Photo by Katie Landis

Their eclectic repertoire will feature a variety of genres, languages, and cultures from the 16th century to the present including Latin motets, African songs, a Colombian dance, Mozart madrigal and contemporary works. The selections explore God’s transcendence, the issue of sin, Christ’s saving work, the Holy Spirit in the lives of His people and eternity in Heaven.

About the director

James K. Richardson, assistant professor of music at EMU, will direct both groups. In addition to choir directing, he teaches voice, vocal pedagogy, appreciating music making and listening to film. Richardson, baritone, earned his master of music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University.

Free admission

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

Learn more about music ensembles at EMU