April 02, 2015
Communications and Marketing
The Saint Anselm College student choir will perform its annual free spring concert on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Anselm Abbey Church. This year's event will feature a mix of traditional and new pieces by Bach and Hayden.
The choir's performance, appropriate for the Easter season, will include favorites as well as new offerings including Gregorio Allegri's "Miserere," a piece that Mozart heard at the Vatican and that struck him as so beautiful he had to write it down immediately. It will be performed by a quintet of soloists.
In keeping with long tradition, choir alumni will be invited to join in the singing of "I Love You, Lord," and Brother Andrew Thornton O.S.B., and Lyle Hamel '03 will be accompanists on the organ and piano respectively.
For 27 years, the Saint Anselm Choir has attended important moments in the life of the college community. Since 1987, they have sung liturgies in the Abbey Church, and this year's choir consists of over 60 students. This year's concert is under the direction of Sean Parr, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the fine arts department. Alumnus Robert Aldrich '01 is the assistant to the choir director. Each year the choir offers two free concerts to the community: December Song and the spring concert.
The choir performs at the Sunday Choral Eucharist at 7 p.m. and at other events such as Family Weekend.