Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin College Choir with the Eastman Chorale

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00pm

Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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The Oberlin College Choir, directed by Gregory Ristow '01, will be joined by the Eastman Chorale, directed by William Weinert '77, for a special choral event.


Nymphes, nappés - Circumdederunt me                          Josquin des Prez

Nymphes des bois (La déploration de                                    

   Johannes Ockeghem)


Beside the ungathered rice he lay,                       Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

      Op. 54, No. 1                                                                      

Oberlin College Choir

Javier Gonzales, piano


Spirit That Form’d This Scene                                           Daniel Shapiro


Ashes of Soldiers                                                                  Byron Adams


Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf                    Johann Sebastian Bach

Eastman Chorale

Cory Burris, organ

Jessica Korotkin, cello


- Intermission -


Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2            Johannes Brahms


Das ist ein köstliches Ding                                             Georg Schumann


Alleluia                                                                        Randall Thompson


Hear My Prayer                             arr. Moses Hogan OCC ’79 

Ride On, King Jesus                   arr. Robert Fountain ESM ’41 

Roll, Jordan, Roll                                                                                     

Eastman Chorale & Oberlin College Choir

William Weinert & Gregory Ristow, conductors


The Eastman Chorale is a select ensemble of 60 voices from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. The Chorale performs a wide variety of repertoire from the 16th through 21st centuries, and has toured extensively throughout the northeast. Recent performances have included premieres of works by Dominick Argento, Samuel Adler, and Jacob Avshalomov, as well as music of Penderecki, Ligeti, Lidholm, and Brahms. The Chorale has also presented both Passions of J. S. Bach and the B-minor Mass. 


The Eastman School of Music has been one of the country’s premiere centers for musical training since its founding in 1921. Eastman offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in vocal and instrumental performance, music education, conducting, and many other disciplines.  


Since 1994, William Weinert ’77 has served as director of choral activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, and supervises students in the graduate programs in choral conducting. He holds the B.A. in history and B.Mus. in music education from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, and has taught master classes and conducted throughout North America and Europe, as well as in Hong Kong.

Weinert’s recent performances with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus have included the world premiere of Dominick Argento’s Four Seascapes, the Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Britten’s War Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, and Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony. He also serves as music director of Voices, Rochester’s professional chamber chorus, and director of music at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, New York.

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Master Class, Music


Academic, Vocal Studies, Administrative, Conservatory of Music


Free Admission

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