Buena Vista University's music department will present its Fall Major Works Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel.
The concert features the BVU Concert Choir performing Mozart's "Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore" with selected student soloists: Sarah Smith from Storm Lake - soprano; Kimberly Wankum from Marcus - contralto; Paul Kolsrud from Red Wing, Minn. - tenor; and Nathan Riedell from Lake View - bass. The Concert Choir will be accompanied by string orchestra, brass and percussion from the northwest Iowa area.
The concert will feature students from Buena Vista University who competed at the semi-final level of the Iowa NATS competition on Nov. 1 at Wartburg College. Selected to perform are Brandy Meide, a sophomore soprano from Hampton, and Justin Bro, a sophomore tenor from Harlan. Meide will perform "Convien Partir" from "Daughter of the Regiment" by Donizetti and Bro will perform "Vaghissima Sembianza" by Donaudy.
The choir will conclude with Gustav HoIst's "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" and two selections with brass choir: "0 Come All Ye Faithful" arranged by Michael Frazier and "0 Clap Your Hands" by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The choir will be joined by the string orchestra for several selections from Handel's "Messiah."
Soloists for the second portion of the concert include: Whitney Simonsen-Frank from Arthur; Jaclyn Hugg from Marion; Nathanael Cork from Schaller; Ryan Riedemann from Cherokee; Cody VanSchepen from Arnolds Park; and Megan Walz from Sioux Falls, S.D.
There is a reception following the concert in the Forum for all who attend the concert. There is no charge for admission.
Other upcoming BVU events will include:
* Poet Vince Gotera will speak and read poetry from 4-5:30 p.m., Anderson Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 21.
* The BVU Jazz Ensemble will present a night of jazz classics on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 7:30-9 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium.