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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
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
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.