On November 9, the Calvary Masterworks Chorus presented selected hymns arranged by Christopher Norton and John Rutter’s Requiem to a capacity crowd. The performance took place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit so that alumna Bethany Franklin could accompany the group on the pipe organ. The chorus was comprised of Calvary students, staff, alumni, and local singers and was conducted by Jeremy Schell. Students Brittany Hill, Charis Schneeberger, Marilla Flynn, and Abigail Dutoit were soloists. The Requiem was also accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble including student Benjamin Aeschliman on the flute.
Brittany Hill, Hailey Bair, Daniel Huxman, and Zach Burnham sang “Holy” and were accompanied by Un Chong Christopher.
The evening began with a hymn medley performed by an instrumental ensemble. Other instrumental pieces were sprinkled throughout the program as well as several vocal ensembles.
Sarah Bourdess and Bethany Franklin played “Danse macabre.”
We enjoyed vocal solos by Tim VanderWoude, Charis Schneeberger, Hailey Bair, Brittany Hill, Corey Ruehling, and Zach Burnham. The evening ended with three songs by the Chorale.
The Chorale was directed by Jeremy Schell. (Front row: Charis Schneeberger, Alyona Hassenplug, Grace Murphy, Katherine Figuera, Deborah Clipperton, and Karla Aponte) (Back row: Christopher Stolberg, Levi Hoey, Kelvin Mwendia, Joshua Freerksen, Joel Chappel, Andrew Barnes, and David Allen)
We appreciate all of the hard work by students, faculty, and staff to prepare for this concert, and we thank the Lord for the blessing of music.