On November 15th, Penn State’s University Choir will perform their annual fall concert in Pasquerilla Spiritual Center to an audience of parents, students, and community members.
The University Choir is made up of around 70 mixed voices. The members are undergraduate and graduate students. While some of the singers are music majors, many aren’t. Any Penn State student is eligible to audition for the choir.
Freshman Mathematics major and soprano Maura Jaeger tells VALLEY, “I’m really excited about the concert because we have spent so much time working on these songs and we finally get to perform them.”
The concert’s lineup ranges from “Laudate,” a classical Latin piece, to “Zion’s Walls,” an energetic evangelical song. In typical Penn State fashion, the choir will finish the night with their rendition of the Alma Mater.
Maura says, “My favorite song is probably ‘Every Time I Feel the Spirit’ just because we all get into the groove of the song which is really fun!”
The choir is conducted by Dr. Steven Hankle. Founded in 1948, the choir has been an important part of the university’s music department ever since.
The concert starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased with cash only at the venue beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Tickets cost $4.99 for the general public and $2 for Penn State students. For those who can’t be there in person, a live stream will be available on Penn State’s Music Department’s site.