2018-2019 Concert Schedule

Fall Concert: Rutter's Gloria

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Union University Church, Alfred, NY

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. | Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
*With the Alfred University choirs.

Free & open to the public!

Christmas Gala Music Scholarship Concert

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
*tickets required
Contact the RWC Box Office early for tickets. (585)594.6008.

The Roberts Chorale in Concert with Guest Ensembles: Horn Lake HS Voci Novella & Southaven HS Choir

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

The Roberts Chorale, Roberts Wesleyan College’s premier vocal ensemble, will host two outstanding high school choirs from DeSoto County, Mississippi for a varied concert of choral music. The Horn Lake High School Voci Novella is directed by Ms. Holly Beck. The Southaven High School Choir is directed by Mr. Allen Sanders. The Roberts Chorale is directed by Dr. Adam Potter.

Roberts Chorale Repertoire:

  • McKay (“O the transporting rap’trous scene”) – arr. Carol Barnett
  • Nun danket alle Gott – Johann Pachelbel
  • Entreat me not to leave you – Dan Forrest
  • Weeping Marry – arr. Brad Holmes
  • There Is a Balm in Gilead – arr. Joseph Jennings
  • Elijah Rock – arr. Moses Hogan

Choirs of West De Soto County Repertoire:

  •   We Are Blessed - Andrea Ramsey
  •   The Morning Trumpet - arr. Mack Wilberg
  •   Aver Verum Corpus - arr. Daniel Elder
  •   What’cha Gonna Call the Pretty Little Baby - arr. Ronald L. Stevens
  •   Jubilate Deo - Laszlo Halmos
  •   Nitiamba Sifa - Seth Ole Sululu
  •   The Sweet By & By - arr. Aaron Humble
  •   Ave Maria 2 - Kathryn Chomik Parrota
  •   Baethandaza - arr. Victor Johnson
  •   America, the Beautiful - arr. Darmon Meader
  •   King Jesus is a-Listening - arr. William Dawson
  •   An Irish Blessing - Ron Jeffers
  •   I’m Building Me a Home - arr. Anthony Trecek-King
  •   His Eye is On the Sparrow - arr. Ben Bram

Spring Concert: France Tour Preview

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

Preview the Chorale’s repertoire for their upcoming Tour de France (May 2019).

Donations for the tour will be gladly received.  

 

Program

“BEHOLD THE LIGHT” –
MASTERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION

Nun danket alle Gott, P.381/3 (1705) Johann Pachelbel
(1653–1706)

Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3 (1873) Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901)

from All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Op. 37 (1915) Sergei Rachmaninoff
8. Хвалите имя Господне (Praise the Name of the Lord) (1873–1943)

“UP TO GOD’S OWN LIGHT” –
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ART MUSIC

Let my love be heard (2014) Jake Runestad
(b. 1986)

God is our Refuge and Strength (Psalm 46:1–4) (2013) Daniel Barta Daniel Barta
(b. 1953)

Entreat me not to leave you (2012) Dan Forrest
(b. 1978)

Prayer (2009) René Clausen
(b. 1953)

~ INTERMISSION ~

“POUR OUT ON US YOUR LIGHT” –
MUSIC OF FRANCE

Que l’enterprise est belle (1562) Claude Goudimel
(c. 1514–1572)

Veni creator Spiritus (« Et chacun dans sa langue chantait Denis Rouger
les merveilles de Dieu ») (2018) (b. 1961)


“YOU CAN TELL THE LOVE OF JESUS” –
AMERICAN FOLK SONGS & SPIRITUALS

MCKAY (“O the transporting, rapt’rous scene”) (2003) S. M. Denton Traditional Kenyan
arr. Carol Barnett

What Wondrous Love Is This (1989) W. Walker
arr. Robert Scholz

Weeping Mary (2007) John G. McCurry
arr. Brad Holmes

There is a Balm in Gilead (2001) Traditional Spiritual
arr. Joseph H. Jennings

Elijah Rock (1994) Traditional Spiritual
arr. Moses G. Hogan

The Peacemakers | The Roberts Chorale with the Rochester Oratorio Society

Friday, April 5 | 7:30 p.m.

Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY 14614

The Rochester Oratorio Society collaborates with special guests, The Roberts Chorale from Roberts Wesleyan College, the Genesee Valley Children’s Choir, and the RITA collective, to present an iconic work for a new age: Karl Jenkins’s THE PEACEMAKERS, a 73-minute, multimedia, world-music masterpiece, featuring texts by the Dalai Lama, Ghandi, Terry Waits, Rumi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. Sponsored in part by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, with major support from Boosey & Hawkes. This program is funded in part by HumanitiesNY with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Chorale Performs at CC Choral Honors Concert

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Churchville-Chili High School

The Roberts Chorale will be featured on the 5th Annual Choral Honors Concert at Churchville-Chili High School. Other ensembles include choirs from SUNY Fredonia, Rochester School of the Arts, Hilton High School, and Churchville-Chili High School. The performance will be hosted by the U of R Midnight Ramblers.

Tour de France (May 12-20, 2019)

If you are interested in hosting our group, email Odonnell_Katie@roberts.edu or call 585.594.6101.