Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital College Choir will present its annual spring concert Tuesday, April 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery, located in the campus library.
The program, titled “Fiddlin’ Around,” will feature local professional violin teacher, soloist, and symphony member Carl Iba in selected works written for choir and violin, in addition to the Concert Choir of Lower Dauphin High School.
A Hershey native, Iba is a member of the Harrisburg Symphony and is an organizer of local performing arts series. His violin renditions will be heard in selection from Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” and his “fiddle” style will be heard in John Rutter’s “Fiddler Man.” Additional instrumental accompanists for the choir will include Brian Carl, pianist, and David Warfel, guitar and bass player.
The Lower Dauphin Concert Choir is under the direction of Elizabeth Colpo. This 31-voice ensemble will join the Capital College Choir, Iba, and all instrumental accompanists for American composer Carol Barnett’s “Gloria” from “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.”
The 24-voice Capital College Choir is one of ten choirs that exist throughout the Penn State campus system. Under the direction of adjunct professor O. David Deitz, the choir recently served as host to “Raise the Song! A Celebration of the Choirs of the Penn State Campuses” at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.
The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will be held following the performance.