The Women’s Chamber Choir will present selections in two groups. The first, a sacred set, will include a classical Psalm setting, the spiritual “Deep River” — an Israeli duet and a setting of e.e. cummings’ poem “I Thank You God,” featuring accompanist Lannette Zylman-TenHave.
In the second group, the choir will sing a “joropo” from the Venezuelan high plains; and a pair of “Nightsongs,” by Canadian composer Imant Raminsh. The choir will finish with its traditional closing number “Blessing.”
Luminescence (women) and 12th Street Harmony (men) sing a wide range of repertoire — from folk arrangements to barbershop to current hits to standard choral literature.
Both of the choirs receive invitations for appearances beyond their Hope concert performances, and 12th Street Harmony was selected this year to attend the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella.