Choir plays to packed house
The Gonzaga University Choir performed to a packed chapel at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on September 11. The program included a broad range of sacred music from different cultures. The opening song was “Wen-dey yah ho (Morning Song)” from the Teehahnahmah Indian Nation. The group performed the chant in a procession of stomping feet down the center aisle. The next piece was variations on Psalm 42. Solo selections included Bach compositions by Sopranist Kaitrin Cunningham and also Cellist Douglas Starkebaum. Tenor Colin Burdge performed “Winterreise, op. 89 Gute Nacht” by Schubert. The choir also performed “How Can I Keep from Singing” to remember 9/11 and as an invitation to hope. The audience gave the group a lengthy standing ovation at the end of the performance.
A couple of scenes from the Gonzaga University Choir performance at the Monastery Chapel.