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CLU groups present Mendelssohn concert

March 7 event to feature symphony, choir, soloists

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 09:27 am PST

Featured on clarinet are students Hongsik Park of Canoga Park and Hillis Johnson of Livermore.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Feb. 18, 2014) The California Lutheran University symphony and choir will perform orchestral works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Samuelson Chapel.

The University Symphony and CLU Choir will present the little-performed “Cantata in A” for soloists, choir and orchestra by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Also on the program will be her brother Felix Mendelssohn’s concert overture “Fingal’s Cave” (“The Hebrides”) and Concert Piece No. 2 for two clarinet soloists and orchestra. Featured on clarinet are students Hongsik Park of Canoga Park and Hillis Johnson of Livermore.

Veteran faculty member Daniel Geeting and alumna Jessica Helms will conduct.

One of the first ensembles established at the founding of CLU, the University Symphony is a 50- to 60-member ensemble that performs several times each semester and has a diverse repertory ranging from the latest in contemporary composition to standards of the symphonic repertory. While the symphony is an integral part of the program for music majors and minors, it is open to all CLU students and also includes community members.

The CLU Choir is the premiere choral ensemble at CLU. While dedicated to performing works that represent the university’s Lutheran heritage, it also embraces innovative new music and pieces expressing a multicultural perspective.

Donations will be accepted.

Samuelson Chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit

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