The Lorelei Ensemble, an a cappella vocal group comprised of nine women, is coming to campus to perform at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 at College Baptist Church.
Lorelei is known for its wide range of performance repertoire, including selections from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
“Lorelei is starting to extend the envelope with a lot of commissioned works and exploring a lot of new areas,” Department Chair James Holleman said. “They are starting to be known as champions of new music.”
Lorelei Ensemble was founded in Boston in 2007. Critics have praised Lorelei for its pristine vocal tone and grace of the human voice. Lorelei has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Odyssey Opera. It has also appeared at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
At hillsdale, the group will perform Renaissance composer Guillaume Du Fay, as well as numerous modern composers, such as Joshua Bornfield, David Lang, and Shawn Kirchner. Hillsdale music faculty will also perform with Lorelei: Teacher of Music Stacey Jones-Garrison and Mark Douglass, director of bands and percussion at Spring Arbor University, will play “Know What is Above You” by Steve Reich, and Adjunct Instructor of Music David Peshlakai will play “Saro” by Joshua Shank.
Lorelei will also teach a masterclass 12 – 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Conrad Recital Hall. The Hillsdale College Choir and Chamber Choir will both perform selections at the masterclass.
Freshman Caroline Lively will sing with Hillsdale’s chamber choir in the master class.
“I am excited to hear the interpretation and fresh perspective that these nine women will bring to Hillsdale,” Lively said.
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets should be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.