Williams Concert and Chamber Choirs" American Hymnology"
Directed by Brad Wells
The Williams Chamber and Concert Choirs will give a joint performance on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Thompson Memorial Chapel. This free event is open to the public.
The verdant landscape of hymns and hymn-based music in America is explored in the work of legendary composer, arranger and conductor Alice Parker alongside music by Vincent Persichetti, Brian Wilson and Bobby McFerrin.
Williams College has long had a fine tradition of music performance in its choral ensembles. Brad Wells, in his ninth year as Director of Vocal Activities, has helped that tradition flourish. The choral program has much to offer students interested in singing, with a number of performances throughout the year, a wide range of repertoire, recordings and tours.
The season usually includes one major concert on campus each semester. Additionally, the group regularly participates in choral festivals and performs around the community at a variety of events at the Clark Art Museum, the Williams College Museum of Art, the annual Lessons and Carols service in Thompson Chapel.