Millikin University Choir
From the pure sounds of the Renaissance to the robust qualities of major choral/orchestral works, the Millikin University Choir celebrates a broad variety of styles and genres. Rather than identifying itself with a particular choral sound, the choir showcases its reputation for tonal diversity. Consequently, the group strives to master a distinct tone and articulation for each piece in its repertoire, based on historical precedent.
The Choir’s diversity in style is well matched by their unique performance schedule. From schools to churches to major auditoriums, the choir seeks to bring a unique blend of warmth and artistic excellence to audiences of every description. The choir has performed in such remarkable settings as Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and Cathedral Santo Domingo, D.R., the first cathedral in the New World. They have sung invitation concerts at York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral in England, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh and St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. But their performance schedule has also included such unusual locations as St. Vincent’s School for the Handicapped in Port au Prince, Haiti and street performances in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The Millikin University Choir has gained national recognition, due in part to numerous invitations to perform at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In addition to annual two-week tours across the United States, the choir has recently toured to China and Taiwan, Scotland and Ireland, Haiti and the Dominican Republic and the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. They will tour Spain and Portugal in 2017. The choir owns seven recordings on Millikin’s First Step Records label.
About the CD, Exsultate!
Exsulatate! is the Millikin University Choir’s seventh CD recording. Recorded in 2014 at little known St. Patrick Parish in Pana, IL, the combination of choir and cathedral creates a rich sonority for an eclectic program.
Past CD Releases
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