Idaho State University to present 31st Annual Choral Invitational Concert on Oct. 15
The Idaho State University Department of Music will present the 31st Annual Choral Invitational Festival Concert on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature 450 students from 11 high schools throughout Idaho who will participate in a two-day workshop. Idaho State University’s Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Women’s Choir will also perform.
Guest conductor Rollo Dilworth will direct both the concert and workshop. Dilworth is an Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Chair of the Music Education Department at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance. He also serves as the conductor for the University Chorale. He previously served as Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at North Park University in Chicago for 13 years.
During the final concert on Oct. 15, Dilworth will pick two or three select choirs to perform independently and all 450 students will join Dilworth on stage to perform four songs.The ISU Chamber Choir will perform Tomas Luis de Victoria's “Regina Caeli,” the world premiere of “Libera Me” by ISU music professor Thom Hasenpflug and the Ward Swingle arrangement of “Country Dances.” Anderson will also lead the ISU Concert Choir in presenting Victoria's O Quam “Gloriosum EstRegnam,” George Frideric Handel's “Glory and Worship Are Before Him” and Sara Teasdale's poem “Stars,” written
by Eriks Esenvaldsm, which features choir members playing tuned water glasses. Soloists Isreal
Bennett and Matt Spaletta will be featured in Keith Hampton's gospel setting of “True
The final concert costs $8 for general admission, $6 for ISU faculty/staff, $4 for pre-college students and free for ISU students. Tickets can be purchased at the ISU Box Office at (208) 282-3595.