Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Sing We and Chant It, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Las Vegas at the corner of 8th Street and National Avenue.
Some of the musical selections include “Con Amores La Mi Madre,” “Fa Una Canzona,” “Sing We Chant It,” “Un Beso y Una Flor, “Aya Negena,” “In These Delightful Pleasant Groves,” “Flow My Tears,” “Wondrous Love,” “Skye Boat Song,” and “Three Mountain Ballads.”
“The Madrigal Choir concert is an exciting mixture of styles and periods through the centuries, ranging from acapella Renaissance pieces to contemporary times,” said Andre García-Nuthmann, Highlands University’s choral and vocal program director. “It’s all very melodic, lyrical, crowd-pleasing music.”
García-Nuthmann said part of the program for the Madrigal Choir concert includes a selection of folk songs from around the world such as America, England, Ireland, Africa, Brazil, and Costa Rica.
García-Nuthmann is the musical director for the concert. Highlands University music faculty Edward Harrington plays bass, Em Krall is the pianist, and Michael Campbell plays percussion.
The vocal soloists for the concert include Department of Music students Oxsana Herrera in “Con Amores La Mi Madre” and “Al Shlosha D’ Varim” as well as Sierra Gomez in “Down by the Riverside.”
The program also includes selections such as “Long Long Ago,” “Red River Valley,” “Danny Boy,” and “Canagoma.”
“The high caliber of the Madrigal Choir will shine from the first acapella pieces through the end of the program,” García-Nuthmann said.
General admission tickets are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free along with other students with ID.