University Singers to perform at the Newman Center

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University Singers to perform at the Newman Center

UNL's Newman Center and St. Thomas Aquinas Church opened with a private April 12 ceremony. Open houses are planned for April 19, April 26 and May 3.
Troy Fedderson | University Communications
The sanctuary inside St. Thomas Aquinas Church, which is part of the UNL Newman Center. The University Singers will perform in the new church on Oct. 15.

The University Singers will perform a series of seminal, 20th century works for mixed choir in a 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 performance at the UNL Newman Center/St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 320 N. 16th St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The repertoire will include Samuel Barber’s “Agnus Dei,” which was developed for choir from his famous “Adagio for Strings.” Other celebrated American choral composers featured in the performance include Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre. Modern works by emerging composers, including recent UNL graduates Nick Dahlquist and Ryan Murphy, will also be performed.

The concert will close with music by Undine Moore, Brandon Waddles and the traditional University Singers concert closer, “When Storms of Life Assail.”

The performance will be the University Singers’ first in UNL’s new Newman Center, which opened April 2015. The facility recently earned the American Institute of Architecture’s “People Choice Award” for best architecture across Nebraska in 2015.

“We could not be more excited to have our University Singers performing at the beautiful, new Newman Center here on the UNL campus,” said John Richmond, director of UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music. “In addition to being a visually stunning space, the acoustics are perfect for the choral selections to be featured at this concert.”

Peter Eklund, professor of music, directs the University Singers.

For more information on UNL’s School of Music, including a complete list of upcoming performances, click here.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, which is part of the UNL Newman Center

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