Student singers showcased their versatility Nov. 21 during the Dickinson College Choir and Collegium’s group performance, An Afternoon of Choral Psalms. Under the direction of Amy Wlodarski and Sean Parr, assistant professors of music, the student vocal groups sang in Latin, Hebrew and German and performed works representing several eras in musical history and different faith traditions.
Featuring selections by Bernstein, Brahams, Purcell and Rachmaninov, the concert included solo performances by vocalists Juliana Burdick ’11, Lindsey Stum ’14, Laura Costa ’10, Laura Takakjy ’11, Ee Rah Sung ’11, David Cochrane ’14, Eric Rosenstein ’11, Taylor Bell ’11 and Christopher Theodorou ’13. The afternoon’s instrumentalists were pianists David Glasgow, contributing faculty in music, and Haosong Wang ’12; harpist Elizabeth Asmus, contributing faculty in music; and organist Shirley King, director of advising and adjunct instructor of organ.
They enjoyed an atmospheric venue. The concert was held in Carlisle’s historic First Lutheran Church, an Italian-Renaissance structure in the heart of downtown Carlisle. The church dates its original foundation and charter to 1765 and will mark its 250th anniversary in 2015.
By MaryAlice Bitts Jackson
Photos by A. Pierce Bounds ’71