Author: Michelle [Shelly] Hillman
Categories: Music|Music & Arts

Houghton College’s premier mixed choral ensemble, the Houghton College Choir, will present a tour homecoming concert on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public, and will take place in Wesley Chapel.

This final performance of the 2018 tour, Let the Amen Sound, is dedicated to hymns, spirituals, gospel settings, and more, showcasing the wide variety of ways composers have treated these rich sources of musical worship since the rise of congregational singing 500 years ago.

“This year’s program flows from the belief that our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever,” remarks Daniel David Black, director of choral activities at Houghton and conductor of College Choir. “The pieces we will present are organized around characteristics of God, the ways he intervenes to rescue us from our sin, and the privilege we enjoy of being able to worship him.”

For more than 80 years, the Houghton College Choir has upheld the sacred a cappella tradition. The choir made has performed at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican (Vatican City, Italy), Lincoln Center (New York, NY), Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago, IL), and in a dozen countries. Other performances include the for the United Nations and World Council of Churches; with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Southern Tier Symphony; and at national choral conferences.