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The University Chorale, 75-80 members strong, performs large and small choral works from various styles and periods of music. They frequently perform works that combine forces with the wind, brass and percussion ensembles.
Accompanied by chamber orchestras and often joined by the Chamber Choir and the Cumberland Choral Society, they have performed the Requiems of Mozart, Faure, Brahms and Verdi, as well as Fanshawe's African Sanctus.
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
featuring FSU's University Chorale and Chamber Choir
Conducted by Karen Soderberg
Sunday, May 11, at 3 pm
FSU Performing Arts Center - Pealer Recital Hall
Admission: $5 adults, $3 students
Children 12 and under free
Spring 2013: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
This collaborative concert featured the FSU University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg; the Cumberland Choral Society, Judith Brown, director; the FSU Children’s Choir, Olivia Hartman, director; the FSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Ron Horner; and duo-pianists Dr. Jay DeWire and Thomas Hunter. The soloists included baritone Eugene Galvin, an FSU alumnus who is a professor of voice at George Washington University and Catholic University; soprano Mariana Mihai-Zoeter, a professor of voice at FSU; and tenor Peter Drackley, a student at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
Fall 2012: The Messiah by George Frederick Handel
Conducted by Karen Soderberg, the performance featured Frostburg State University students, sopranos Olivia Hartman (Cumberland) and Britany Poindexter (Myersville); altos Stephanie Laut (Choptico), Jessica Knouse (Frostburg) and Mikayla Young (Glen Burnie); and tenor Lane Conklin (Pasadena). They were joined by faculty artist Steven Soebbing, bass-baritone. The Handel Chamber Players comprised professionals from the Baltimore and Washington, DC area as well as FSU faculty and students.
Spring 2012: Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Elizabeth Schulze, returned to Frostburg State University to finish out the Cultural Events Series season with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Messa da Requiem, featuring the FSU University Chorale and the Cumberland Choral Society.