VAN WERT — The Bowling Green State University A Cappella Choir will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The choir, under the direction of Dr. Mark Munson, will perform sacred choral music of all eras. The church Chancel Choir, under the direction of Paul Hoverman, will sing three selections on the program.
Admission is free; an offering will be taken to help with expenses for the Bowling Green choir, which travels extensively throughout the United States.
BGSU A Cappella Choir in Concert at First UM Church
The Bowling Green State University A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Mark Munson will be in concert Friday, November 22 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio. The A Cappella Choir is a select mixed ensemble consisting primarily of music majors and minors. Members study and perform the finest of sacred choral literature and secular vocal chamber music. They have traveled extensively throughout the United States in concert from Atlanta to Boston. Their concert in Van Wert will feature some of the finest sacred choral literature.
Dr. Mark Munson is Director of Choral Activities at BGSU. He holds degrees from Indiana University in Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in choral music education from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati. Their accompanist is Michael Gartz, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and adjunct assistant professor of organ and choral accompaniment.
The Van Wert concert will feature a program of some of the finest sacred choral literature of today and the past. Professor Gartz will also be playing a couple selections on the Noehren pipe organ at First United Methodist Church.
Additionally, the First UM Chancel Choir, under the direction of Paul Hoverman will be singing three selections on the program. Selections by the Chancel Choir will be from Craig Courtney, Moses Hogan, and Andre Thomas. The choir will be accompanied by organist, Gloria Wendel, pianist, Annette Hoverman, Jeremy Laukhuf on bass and Dane Newlove on drums. The Chancel Choir was recently selected to sing at the National Memorial Day Concert 2020 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
The November 22 concert with the BGSU A Cappella Choir is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received to help with travel expenses for the BGSU Choir. Doors will open at 6:30 pm to the public.