Choral Union to offer stand-alone performance

Members of the Marshall Choral Union will be performing alone for one night only, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Smith Recital Hall.

Hillary Herold, a senior and choral scholar in the union, said this is the first time in her six years that the Choral Union will be performing solo.

“Throughout the year we do large works in combination with University Choir and Chamber Choir, and we’ve done a couple of things with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well,” Herold said. “But this is really unique in that we’ll be performing by ourselves.”

More than 30 Marshall students and Tri-State community members have spent the past 12 weeks preparing the set of madrigals, Mozart’s Coronation Mass (K. 317), and selections from Copland’s Old American Songs for this performance.

Choral Union Director Dr. John W. Campbell was a director of college and university choirs for 25 years before joining Huntington’s Fifth Avenue Baptist Church as full-time minister of music in August 2013.