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Oct. 5: Bucknell Choirs to Present ‘Sumptuous Planet’

The Bucknell University Choir and Camerata will present a free, public performance in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will contemplate our changing planet, populations in exile, and the implications these have for us as individuals, here for just one brief lifetime.

The concert will feature music of and for our time by David Shapiro, Meredith Monk, David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Gabriel Jackson, William Duckworth, Alberto Grau and Mary Montgomery Koppel.

The University Choir is Bucknell’s select treble vocal ensemble, comprising 16 to 24 members, open to all members of the Bucknell community and representing nearly every major field of study at the University. With an emphasis on contemporary repertoire, the choir performs a diverse repertoire drawn from the last seven centuries, presenting concerts of a cappella and accompanied works each academic semester at venues across the campus and beyond.

The Bucknell Camerata is Bucknell’s select mixed vocal ensemble, comprised of 16 to 32 voices, open to all members of the Bucknell community, and representing nearly every major field of study at Bucknell. The ensemble specializes in the performance of early and contemporary repertoires, including world premieres of new music, Baroque masterworks with orchestra, and frequent collaboration with professional artists.

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