Middle Tennessee State University vocal students will be in the spotlight Sunday, Oct. 24, when the MTSU Schola Cantorum and Middle Tennessee Choral Society blend their voices in a special performance of Mozart’s haunting final work, “Requiem.”
The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in Hinton Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building, located at 1439 Faulkinberry Drive.
Guests must follow MTSU’s mask and other health safety requirements inside the venue.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and younger and are available online at https://mtchoralsociety.org and at the door.
MTSU students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with current IDs.
Dr. Raphael Bundage, a professor of vocal performance in MTSU’s School of Music and the Choral Society’s music director/conductor, is guiding the MTSU-community performance of the beloved classical composer’s final work.
A nobleman commissioned the piece for a requiem mass to commemorate his young wife’s death. Mozart was working on it when he died suddenly in 1791 at age 35, and a colleague completed it the following year.
This fall’s concert features 14 student soloists, all voice majors at MTSU:
• Alex Baldwin, a junior tenor from Manchester, Tennessee.
• Allison Benoit, a senior soprano from Germantown, Tennessee.
• Hannah Blankenship, a sophomore soprano from Murfreesboro.
• Miya Burt, a junior alto from Cordova, Tennessee.
• Haylee Casper, a sophomore alto from Smyrna, Tennessee.
• Anna Cooper, a senior soprano from Murfreesboro.
• Seth Finch, a senior tenor from Murfreesboro.
• Jaedyn Heil, a junior soprano from Murfreesboro.
• Jesse Lowery, a sophomore alto from Columbia, Tennessee.
• Tyler Middleton, a senior bass from Maryville, Tennessee.
• Dakota Paschel, a junior bass from Knoxville, Tennessee.
• Cameron Roberts, a sophomore tenor from Knoxville.
• Logan Stewart, a sophomore bass from Clarksville, Tennessee.
• Julie Webster, a senior soprano from Lynnville, Tennessee.
The Schola Cantorum comprises MTSU’s best upper-division vocal majors and graduate students. The internationally recognized Choral Society includes top student vocalists alongside outstanding singers from the surrounding community.
A preview of their work, featuring the groups performing Mozart’s “Kyrie” and “Gloria” in a 2017 concert, is available below.
The Middle Tennessee Choral Society also has scheduled its annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Murfreesboro’s First United Methodist Church at 265 W. Thompson Lane.
Tickets for that concert also are $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and younger and available online at https://mtchoralsociety.org and at the door.
For details on other School of Music events, call 615-898-2493 or visit the “Concert Calendar” link.
For details on joining the Middle Tennessee Choral Society, contact Bundage at email@example.com or 615-898-2849.
— Gina E. Fann (firstname.lastname@example.org)