The Delaware Community Chorus will present its spring concert, “Alpha and Omega,” on Sunday, May 1, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave.
Performances will be at 3 and 5 p.m. The chorus is under the direction of Daniel D. Hursey.
The featured work will be Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” for chorus, including solos, organ and harp. Guest artists will be Martin Kasparek, concert organist from Saint-Imier, Switzerland, and James Predovich, harpist. Five English anthems for chorus and organ will also be presented.
“This program incorporates some of the most difficult and challenging music that the Delaware Community Chorus has tackled so far, and they have mastered it beautifully,” Hursey said. “The pieces, representing beginnings and endings, will be meaningful, uplifting and beautiful for those who hear it. We look forward to culminating our 2015-16 season with such powerfully moving pieces.”
Kasparek has advanced degrees in music and music education. He taught music and was chapel organist in a school in the South of England. He studied organ in Switzerland where he obtained the diplome de virtuosite’ and diploma in harpsichord. Kasparek formerly directed the American Church in Geneva, and has been the organist of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1997.
Predovich holds a degree in harp performance and is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Performances include WOSU “Lessons and Carols,” Phoenix Symphony Guild and University of Dayton symphony orchestra. Predovich maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in Columbus where he currently resides.
Concert tickets are $10 and are available at the door, or can be purchased from chorus members, online at www.delawarechorus.org and in Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St.
Information for this story was provided by the Delaware Community Chorus.