MSU Singers and MSU Chorale
The MSU Singers perform excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. The MSU Chorale performs the East Coast premiere and chamber orchestration world premiere performance of Appalachian Requiem by Michael Conley with soprano soloist Karen Driscoll and guest instrumentalists. The work addresses the devastating environmental and economic impact strip-mining has had on the people of Appalachia.
Free pre-concert presentation! “Behind the Scenes of Appalachian Requiem“
Alexander Kasser Theater, Upper Lobby @ 7:00 pm
Appalachian Requiem composer Michael Conley describes his inspiration and his composition process. Soprano soloist Karen Driscoll discusses her work on this important new work and her personal ties to Appalachia.