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Chorale to perform April 30

Barry McNamara
The Monmouth College Chorale and the Galesburg Community Chorus will combine for a performance of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 60 Public Square, Galesburg.

The performance will be accompanied by a professional orchestra and soloists Sarah Moran and Gregory Lewis. Each choir will also perform separately during the concert. The Monmouth Chorale will perform works by Debussy, Whitacre, Finzi and Bernstein. The Galesburg Community Chorus will perform Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” and Mozart’s “Regina Coeli.”

The Monmouth Chorale, conducted by Tim Pahel, is a highly selective mixed ensemble composed of undergraduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines. The Chorale is the centerpiece of the college’s annual “Christmas at Monmouth” concert and serves as an ambassador to alumni, prospective students and to the general public. It maintains an active and demanding rehearsal and performance schedule. Chorale tours have covered nearly half of the 50 states as well as a performance in Scotland in 2005.

The Galesburg Community Chorus, also directed by Pahel, is open to all singers. It was founded in 1945 and is celebrating its 66th year. Its mission is to share the gift of great choral music, inspire new generations with the love of singing, and to broaden their reach to all people.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Admission for students is free. Tickets may be purchased at Innkeepers Coffee, Cooks & Company or at the door. More information is available at 309-342-8143.