A F Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140, Kenosha, United States
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 | 3 p.m.
A. F. Siebert Chapel
Each year, the music department brings the Carthage community together through a concert that features performances by Carthage Choir, the Carthage Wind Orchestra, and distinguished alumni soloists.
Founded in 1927 as the Carthage College A Cappella Choir, Carthage Choir is now in its 93rd year. Originally a choir that performed a cappella choral music solely from the sacred repertory, the choir now performs sacred and secular music from the full expanse of choral traditions. Since 1973, the choir has taken 16 European tours, the most recent of which took the Carthage Choir to Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy in January of 2018. The choir had its solo debut concert at Carnegie Hall in May of 2011, and last July won the prestigious Spittal International Choir Competition in Spittal, Austria in both the folk song and classical categories.
The Carthage College Band is one of the oldest college bands in the United States and was established as a six-piece brass ensemble in 1873 under the leadership of professor J. M. Helfrich. From its humble beginnings, the band has grown to now include three large ensembles — the Wind Orchestra, Concert Band, and the chamber winds group AMATI. The Carthage Wind Orchestra is recognized as a worldwide leader in commissioning and performing new works, including James Stephenson’s This is Most Certainly True (written for the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church), Andre Previn’s Music for Wind and Percussion, Stacy Garrop’s Mythology Suite, and Xi Wang’s Winter Blossom. In addition, the Wind Orchestra has specialized in the production of silent film accompaniments created for regional tours, including “The General,” and “Metropolis.” The band has a long and distinguished history of service to Carthage and the artistic life of the communities of Kenosha, Wis., and Carthage, Ill., and has maintained a rich tradition of touring the Midwest, along with international study-tours in Japan.
To obtain free reserved seating tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 starting August 1 or call the Fine Arts Box Office starting September 7 at 262-551-6661 Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.