SJC Spring Choral Concert to Feature Vivaldi's "Gloria"

April 18, 2013

The Choirs of Saint Joseph's College, under the direction of SJC Assistant Professor of Music/Director of College Choirs Kelly A. Ford, will present their Spring Choral Concert Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel.

The concert will feature Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria," a 12-movement concert piece, with solo and chorus work from members of the SJC Concert Choir. Instrumentation will include the SJC Chamber Orchestra and keyboard accompaniment by SJC alumnus Bernard Sell '92. The concert is free and open to the public.

"The Vivaldi "Gloria" is one of the most often played, popular, and well respected works for chorus and orchestra in all of music history," said Ford. "I am really delighted with the talent we have at Saint Joseph's College to be able to present literature of this caliber."

The concert will also feature the SJC Chamber Singers performing works by Maurice Duruflé and Josef Rheinberger. The Men of Saint Joe will entertain with traditional barbershop and contemporary acapella arrangements. SJC Verdi competition finalist - junior Gayle Arend - will perform the piano piece "Malague�a," the sixth movement of the "Suite Andaluc�a" by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.

"Being a part of the choirs at SJC has provided me opportunities I never thought I would have," stated SJC junior Harrison Beeson. "I love being a part of the work ethic and I think our performances show the dedication we have to making great music."

The Choir is busily preparing for its tour of Italy in November 2013. Performance sites will include Florence, Siena, Pompeii, and Rome, with a special occasion to sing at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City for the concluding Mass commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican choir Capella Giulia.

For more information about the concert, fall tour, sponsoring a student, or any other choral events, contact Professor Kelly Ford at or 219.866.6251.

Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 34 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of 1,100 students.

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