EC Chorale and Chamber Singers to Present Two-Part Live-Streamed Concert
October 14, 2020
EUREKA — On Sunday, the Eureka College Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform the first part of two programs of work about seeking and finding connection.
The pair of concerts are titled “Alone/Together,” and will be live-streamed on the Eureka College Music Department Facebook page.
There will be no audience due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the event will be free to view online Singers will perform live while following social distancing and face-covering guidelines.
“During the pandemic, loneliness has been even more widespread than before,” Director of Choral Activities Dr. Sarah Riskind said. “Even with in-person classes at Eureka, video chats with family and friends across the country, and socially-distant gatherings, it is difficult to find enough human connection to counterbalance the isolation that keeps us safe. It's harder to travel to visit loved ones, and harder to spend time with even those who are near. This program of small-ensemble choral pieces embraces the joy of togetherness and holds onto hope that we will be able to find that joy again soon.”
The performances will be conducted by Riskind. The repertoire will include classical works by the early 20th-century composer Florence Price, folk arrangements by the Wallin Jennys and Anonymous 4, Sephardic Jewish music by Flory Jagoda, and contemporary music by the acclaimed Estonian composer Pärt Uusberg.
The Eureka College Music Department Facebook page can be found at Facebook.com/eurekacollegemusicdepartment. For additional information, contact Sarah Riskind at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois, is the smallest of the 23 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.