Heidelberg Concert Choir to perform home concert April 29

Apr 4, 2012

The Heidelberg University Concert Choir, the premiere mixed choral ensemble of the university’s School of Music, will present its annual home concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Under the direction of Dr. Greg Ramsdell, the choir will perform an eclectic program of choral literature representing major choral genres, historical eras and cultural traditions. The theme is “To Everything There is a Season.” Piano accompanist is Cynthia Ramsdell.

This year’s choir is comprised of 33 singers from a broad cross-section of majors at Heidelberg.

Ramsdell, the director of Choral Activities at Heidelberg, is in his first year as the Concert Choir’s director. In addition to his conducting responsibilities, he teaches undergraduate courses in conducting and secondary choral methods. He also teaches graduate courses in curriculum development, research in music education and music theory.

Ramsdell received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from Bowling Green State University. In 2006, he earned his doctorate in choral conducting performance from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the Heidelberg faculty, Ramsdell taught junior high general music and oversaw a large junior high and high school choral music program in Greenville, Pa. He also taught at Westminster College in Pennsylvania and at the University of Central Arkansas.

The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.