(MURFREESBORO) Middle Tennessee State University vocal students will be in the spotlight Sunday, Oct. 24, when the MTSU Schola Cantorum and Middle Tennessee Choral Society blend their voices in a special performance of Mozart’s haunting final work, “Requiem.”
The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building, located at 1439 Faulkinberry Drive. Guests must follow MTSU's mask and other health safety requirements inside the venue.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and younger and are available online at https://mtchoralsociety.org and at the door. MTSU students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with current IDs.
Raphael Bundage, a professor of vocal performance in MTSU's School of Music and the Choral Society’s music director/conductor, is guiding the MTSU-community performance of the beloved classical composer’s final work.
A nobleman commissioned the piece for a requiem mass to commemorate his young wife’s death. Mozart was working on it when he died suddenly in 1791 at age 35, and a colleague completed it the following year.
This fall’s concert features 14 student soloists, all voice majors at MTSU:
- Alex Baldwin, a junior tenor from Manchester, Tennessee.
- Allison Benoit, a senior soprano from Germantown, Tennessee.
- Hannah Blankenship, a sophomore soprano from Murfreesboro.
- Miya Burt, a junior alto from Cordova, Tennessee.
- Haylee Casper, a sophomore alto from Smyrna, Tennessee.
- Anna Cooper, a senior soprano from Murfreesboro.
- Seth Finch, a senior tenor from Murfreesboro.
- Jaedyn Heil, a junior soprano from Murfreesboro.
- Jesse Lowery, a sophomore alto from Columbia, Tennessee.
- Tyler Middleton, a senior bass from Maryville, Tennessee.
- Dakota Paschel, a junior bass from Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Cameron Roberts, a sophomore tenor from Knoxville.
- Logan Stewart, a sophomore bass from Clarksville, Tennessee.
- Julie Webster, a senior soprano from Lynnville, Tennessee.
The Schola Cantorum comprises MTSU’s best upper-division vocal majors and graduate students. The internationally recognized Choral Society includes top student vocalists alongside outstanding singers from the surrounding community.
A preview of their work, available at https://youtu.be/sMmhIM-1_yc, features the groups performing Mozart’s “Kyrie” and “Gloria” in a 2017 concert.
The Middle Tennessee Choral Society also has scheduled its annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Murfreesboro’s First United Methodist Church at 265 W. Thompson Lane.
Tickets for that concert also are $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and younger and available online at https://mtchoralsociety.org and at the door.
For more information on this and other concerts in the MTSU School of Music, call 615-898-2493 or visit http://www.mtsumusic.com and click on the "Concert Calendar" link.
For details on joining the Middle Tennessee Choral Society, contact Bundage at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-898-2849.