Marshall University Chamber Choir to perform, prepare for trip to Spain


The Marshall University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, will perform its first concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Smith Recital Hall.

The performance will feature music of Bruckner, Barber, Messiaen, Tedesco and others. The program’s centerpiece will be movements selected from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Romancero Gitano,” sung in Spanish and accompanied by guitarist Dr. Júlio Alves. The work will be an important part of the program the choir takes to Spain in March 2016 as part of a 10-day tour.

The Chamber Choir is a select group of 32 singers who have traveled and recorded extensively. They have been featured on West Virginia Public Broadcasting and in recordings and concerts for the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Association, the American Guild of Organists and other professional organizations.