(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – April 19, 2013) The Ball State University Chamber Choir from Muncie, Ind., will perform in California Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
The program will feature Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia,” Aaron Copland’s “Four Motets” and Johannes Brahms’ “Messe” and “Warum ist das Licht gegeben?”
The Ball State University Chamber Choir is the college’s primary touring and performance choral ensemble. Several campus performances each semester are augmented with an ongoing series of performances with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Ball State Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has performed throughout the United States and in Europe.
Duane R. Karna will conduct. The associate professor of music performance and director of choral activities oversees the choral program and conducts the Chamber Choir and the Women’s Choir and coordinates the graduate program in choral music. He earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Puget Sound and master’s degrees in vocal performance and choral conducting at Southern Methodist University. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with a minor in vocal performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson where he worked with Maurice Skones.
The chapel is located 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.
CLU’s Music Department is sponsoring the free event. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 805-493-3306 or visit callutheran.edu.