Roanoke College Choir Presents Concert

SALEM, Va.- The Roanoke College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg, will present its annual spring concert Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 125 West Main Street, Salem. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

The program for the evening will feature the music of the Italian Baroque for choir, brass and organ and modern settings and include the works of Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Pinkham, Jeffrey Sandborg, Rene Clausen, R. Murray Schafer, Jaakko Mantyjarvi and Byron Smith.

The Roanoke College Choir has been heard frequently in collaboration with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, in its traditional holiday concert, "Lessons and Carols," at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, and in 12 countries since 1996. Most recently, the choir contributed to commemorative activities throughout Normandy, France, recognizing the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Music from the choir's Christmas CDs has been broadcast by radio stations around the country and on NPR's "Sing for Joy." Recent guest clinicians and conductors have included Gunnar Eriksson (Sweden), Ulrikka Molin (Sweden), Stefan Forssén (Sweden), Roger Treece, a member of Bobby McFerrin's VOICESTRA and

Lone Larsen, associate director of the Swedish Radio Choir (Denmark). Sandborg has served as the choir's conductor since 1985.

For further information, please call the Public Relations Office, (540) 375-2242.