Indiana State University Newsroom

Masterworks Chorale to present spring concert April 30

April 21, 2017

The Indiana State University School of Music Student Ensemble Series will present the Masterworks Chorale in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in Tilson Auditorium of Tirey Hall on the State campus.

The Indiana State Masterworks Chorale will perform "Requiem" by Bradley Ellingboe, an extended work composed for SATB choir, mezzo-soprano soloist and a sextet instrumental ensemble consisting of a flute, oboe, cello, harp, timpani and keyboard. Angela Scherer will serve as collaborative keyboardist, while the featured soloist will be Indiana State School of Music faculty member Yana Weinstein. The concert will be conducted by School of Music faculty member Mark Carlisle.

Prior to his retirement, Ellingboe was director of choral activities at the University of New Mexico for 30 years and was active as a conductor, singer, teacher, composer and scholar. In addition to his accomplishments as a conductor and teacher, he sang as a bass-baritone soloist with such conductors as Robert Shaw, Helmut Rilling and Sir David Willcocks. He has an extensive repertoire of predominantly choral compositions and arrangements published through such well-known companies as Oxford, Augsburg Fortress, Concordia and Mark Foster, which include two large-scale choral works, "Requiem" (2002) and "Star Song" (2013).

Requiem is a 10-movement musical setting that combines the traditional Latin requiem texts with Psalm 22 ("Why Have You Forsaken Me?"), The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), Death Be Not Proud by English poet and cleric John Donne, Communion ("Evensong") by George Herbert, a Welsh poet and Anglican priest. It is a lyrical and expressive work that has received considerable recognition and acclaim since its premier in 2002. It combines moments of intense beauty with those of powerful drama and has an accessibility that makes it appropriate for either church or concert hall performance.

Tickets to the event will be available at the door, or by calling the School of Music at 812-237-2771. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for non-Indiana State students and free for State students with a student I.D. and children under the age of 10. Attendance by campus and community members is very much encouraged and welcomed.


Media Contact: Mark Carlisle, School of Music, Indiana State University, 812-237-2761 or