The Amata Women’s Chorale, Con Brio Men’s Chorus and the UNW Orchestra all performed at a concert on November 20. These ensembles have been working hard since August for this concert. This was both the Amata Women’s Chorale and the Con Brio Men’s Chorus’ first time performing this year. The UNW Orchestra has already performed in one concert this school year.
Natalie Larson: Amata Women’s Chorale
“My favorite piece to perform was ‘Jordan’s Angels’ by Rollo Dillworth, I really enjoyed how fun it was to sing and I felt the most prepared for that piece.”
Gabe Hager: Con Brio Men’s Chorus
“My favorite piece was ‘Ain’t She Sweet?’ by Milton Ager because we got to do a kick line and had fun dancing.”
Grace Abt: UNW Orchestra
“I really enjoyed performing the ‘Masquerade Suite from The Merchant of Venice‘ by Arthur Sullivan. I really liked the style of the piece and all of the different movements.”
The concert was ended by the three ensembles coming together for a combined piece titled, “The Glory and Majesty of Your Name” by Tom Fettke. This piece talked about who God is and how He should be worshiped. It also talked about how God is so big and we are so small but God still notices us. The audience really enjoyed this piece. A UNW grandma mentioned, “The last piece made me tear up, it was so refreshing to hear young people sing and worship God.”
The Amata Women’s Chorale sang “What Child is This” by Paul Lohman which gives a sneak peek to the next concert coming up fast for these three ensembles; Christmas at Northwestern, where they will also be joined by the other ensembles involved in the music department. These concerts will be on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 4 p.m.