The Indiana Community Choir from the IUP Community Music School will be one of four choirs joining forces with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in a performance of one of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s most famous works, his Symphony No. 9, “the Choral.” The performance will be under the direction of Maestra Theresa Cheung and takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church in Altoona, Pa.
Under the direction of Jon Erik Schreiber since its inception in fall 2013 with the start of the IUP Community Music School, the Indiana Community Choir is the premiere vocal ensemble of the IUPCMS and is made up of community members from the Indiana region.
They have presented concerts each semester in a variety of locations in Indiana. Their upcoming spring concert will take place at Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. The choir will perform folk songs, hymns, and spirituals, featuring John Gardner’s “Five Hymns in Popular Style.”
In addition to their own concert repertoire, they have been working diligently on the very challenging music of the Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 since the start of the IUPCMS semester in January, and are excited to join forces with the IUP Chorale, the IUP Chorus, and the Blair Concert Chorale, all under the direction of IUP’s Director of Choral Studies, Ryan Beeken.
For more information on the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 performance or for tickets, visit the Altoona Symphony website or call them at 814-943-2500.
Department of Music