Muskingum University Choir to perform at Presbyterian Church

| February 22, 2019

COSHOCTON – The Muskingum University Concert Choir will sing at The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. Fourth St. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Custer Chapel.

The 44-member ensemble will present their 2019 winter tour program, titled “Music of the Spheres.” It will include works by Mozart and Mendelssohn, the spiritual “Listen to the Lambs,” gospel favorite, “Unclouded Day,” and Paul Christiansen’s arrangement of “This Is My Father’s World.”  Also included will be “Grave Digger,” made famous by the Dave Matthews Band, and  Craig Hella Johnson’s arrangement of “I Love You”/”What a Wonderful World.”  Soprano Emily Oehrtman, a member of the Muskingum voice faculty, will be featured on Mozart’s famous “Laudate Dominum.”

Coshocton will be the third concert on a tour that will include Lorain, Columbus and Worthington; Waukesha, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, and Madison, all in Wisconsin; concluding with a home concert on the Muskingum campus on March 10.

Recent tours have taken the Muskingum Choir to the Washington National Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), and the Thomaskirche (Leipzig, Germany). Dr. Zebulon M. Highben, director of choral activities at Muskingum, will conduct the concert choir, and Caroline S. Heading of Coshocton will be the accompanist.

Coshocton area singers include Elizabeth Allen, Alexander Canales, Devon Fortune, and Bryce Hains, as well as Michael Belt, Michael Border, DJ Esselburn, Jacob Heading, and Connor Wheeler, who also sing with the Coshocton Community Choir. Six additional members also sing with the Community Choir: Eli Branham, Alex Clark, Robert Hartman, Levi Masters, Donald Purkey, and Austin Young.

This local concert by the Muskingum Choir has become a Coshocton tradition, and all are invited.  An offering will be received to help offset the choir’s travel expenses. For more information, contact the church at 740-622-0486. The church is located across from the courtsquare and there is ample parking.

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