CLINTON — Hamilton College Department of Music, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers will present the home concert of their upcoming spring break tour on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.
The theme of this concert is “Enjoy the Silence.” According to conductor Danan Tsan, the “silence” is where the music and words are given room to ring and sink into the listeners’ ears to be absorbed and processed.
The program features pieces in the modern choral music cannon that are outside the normal expectations of choral music. They include: “Fire” by Canadian composer Katerina Gimon, which includes a chant-like foundation, with vocal percussion and wild yips and shouts, “8 Laughing Voices” by Korean composer Hyo-Won Woo, and “Ohtul” by Estonian composer Part Uusberg.
Besides these unusual pieces, the choir will perform traditional choral works by William Byrd, Clara Schumann, Johaness Brahms, and Martin Gore with Eric Whitacre’s arrangement of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” The choir will sing in English, Russian, Sanskrit, Latin, Estonian and German.
The spring break tour takes the choir and College Hill Singers to the Denver area. They will perform in Denver, Boulder, Parker, Evergreen, and Ft. Collins, Colo., from March 14-21.
This concert is free. Visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at 315-859-4331 for more information.