UNL's Varsity Men's Chorus has been invited via blind peer juried selection to perform for the 75th annual gathering of Nebraska's music educators today through Friday at UNL. This group is one of UNL's oldest music groups.
At 11:30 a.m., Nov. 17 in Kimball Recital Hall, under the baton of Pete Eklund, professor of music and director of choral activities, UNL's men's chorus will perform for gathered state educators and Nebraska students participating in the All-State Music Festival.
This choir has been honored as one of the finest of its kind in the country. These student singers achieve a rich and full sound, and their repertoire is unique and varied.
The University of Nebraska's Varsity Men's Chorus is dedicated to the service of the university, the state, its members and to the art of music-making. Membership is open to any male singer enrolled in the university. A non-auditioned group, tenors and basses from throughout the university are encouraged to participate. The members of this busy singing group bring with them a wide diversity in backgrounds and interests. Rehearsals are held for 150 minutes per week. The chorus's tradition dates back more than 100 years.
While focusing primarily on music of the standard male chorus repertoire, they balance their musical programming between the always-popular male glee club idiom and also new, innovative selections written specifically for them. Many of these new pieces are sought by recognized international publishers and are performed by prominent ensembles worldwide.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/rt7