First Presbyterian Church of Sun City, 12225 N. 103rd Ave., will host a concert by the Northwestern College a cappella choir 7 p.m. Friday, March 8. The concert is free and open to the public.
Tour repertoire will feature sacred works such as “Sicut Cervus” by Renaissance composer Giovanni Palestrina and Richard Burchard’s setting of the hymn “Creator Alme Siderum,” as well as a set of reflective spirituals. Other highlights include choral works from Latvia, Taiwan and the United States, along with Alice Parker and Robert Shaw’s rendition of the Irish ballad “Johnny, I hardly knew ye.” Ken Steven’s “Dawn and Dusk” illustrates the varied and percussive soundscape of a rain forest from early morning to quiet night.
The 46-member ensemble is directed by Dr. Thomas Holm, professor of music. The choir has performed across the United States and made international tours to destinations such as Taiwan, Denmark and Sweden.
Northwestern is a Christian college of more than 1,700 students in Orange City, Iowa.