Grand View Choir Wraps Up Spring Tour with Home Concert
The Grand View University Choir performed in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Indiana as part of its twelve-day 2014 Spring Tour through the Eastern United States. They returned home on March 23 and will perform their home concert at 3:00 p.m. March 30 at Luther Memorial Church in Des Moines.
The tour program consists of masterful choral works from the renaissance composers Palestrina and William Byrd, the modern European and American choral tradition represented by Knut Nystedt, Howard Helvey, and David Childs, and arrangements of the rich spiritual and Appalachian hymntune heritage by composers such as Alice Parker, Allen Koepke, John Ferguson.
The Grand View Choir tours extensively throughout the United States as well as regularly in Europe. Wherever they sing, they have been praised for their excellence in musicality, blend, programming, and attention to detail.
Dr. Kathryn Pohlmann Duffy is Chair of the Grand View University Music Department and director of the Choir. She holds degrees from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa; Kansas State University; and the University of Chicago, where she earned her Ph.D. in musicology.
Click HERE to view the tour agenda.