Chorus Peregrinus to Perform Choral Music at College
November 19, 2012
The “wandering choir” of Chorus Peregrinus returns to Dalton State College with a holiday program of sacred choral music in a free concert Thursday evening, Nov. 29.
The chorus of adult singers from Chattanooga, Dalton, and Chatsworth will sing in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The chorus focuses on learning and performing challenging, sacred choral music and has performed in England, Washington DC, and the Tidewater area of Virginia. It has provided lessons and carols services for the historic Episcopal Church of the Advent in Madison, GA nearly every year since 1993 and has sung for Episcopal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Methodist churches in Dalton, Cartersville, Cedartown, and Atlanta, Georgia, as well as Tennessee venues in Signal Mountain, St. Elmo, Soddy Daisy, and Chattanooga.
Chorus Peregrinus was established in 1993 by Bert Landman who, at the time, was a Dalton organist/pianist, composer, vocal coach and choirmaster. Camilla Springfield of Chatsworth has been the conductor since 2005. Ms. Springfield, a lifelong Murray County resident, is retired from the Murray County School System where she taught chorus, English, and guitar. She currently serves as choirmaster for St. Mark’s and has sung since 1985 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Choir.
Repertoire for the choir ranges from chant and Renaissance music to 21st century choral music, including original works by chorus founder Bert Landman.
“We’re particularly excited to host Chorus Peregrinus since this is a Dalton-based ensemble,” says Dr. Ellie Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Music for Dalton State and coordinator of many of the concerts on campus. “So many musicians live in and around Dalton, and often they have little opportunity to perform here in home territory. I’m glad that in this case we’re able to bring these wonderful local musicians to our extremely supportive local audience.”
Chorus Peregrinus is sponsored by the College’s Fine Arts and Lecture Series, the Department of Humanities and Dalton Arts Project. The choral performance is free and open the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Those with questions are welcome to call Dr. Jenkins, at 706-272-2528.