The Xavier University Concert Choir is one of four collegiate choirs selected to perform at the annual conference of the Ohio Music Educators Association. The choir will perform at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Cincinnati Hyatt Hotel. The concert will be attended by music educators and students from Ohio.
Thomas Merrill, director of the Concert Choir and chair of the department of music, is conducting the performance. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Dan Forrest, Stephen Paulus and Raymond Schroyens. Matthew Phelps, adjunct faculty member, is accompanying the choir.
“It is an honor to be selected by a panel of my peers for this performance,” says Merrill. “It is a tribute to the work ethic of the students, and clearly demonstrates the growing abilities of our department.”
The choir includes students from all three colleges of the university. Only a third of the members are music majors. In May, the Concert Choir is partnering with the Cincinnati Ballet in performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.