North Idaho College will present its “Schubert Mass in G” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.
The concert’s featured work, “Mass No. 2 in G Major,” by Franz Schubert will be performed by the combined choirs of North Idaho College -- the NIC Choral Union. This work will feature 70 voices in the choir accompanied by Carolyn Jess. This setting of the Mass is presented in six movements and will feature three soloists.
The concert will feature works by some of the most influential German-Austrian composers from the late Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic eras. The Chamber Choir will begin the concert motets composed by Jacob Handl, Heinrich Schütz, and Johann Pacelbel. Handl’s “O admirabile commercium,” and Pacelbel’s “Nun danket alle Gott,” are composed for double chorus. Schütz’s “Selig sind die Toten,” is a well-known motet and text. The text, which is taken from the Book of Revelation, is also famously used by Johannes Brahms in his German Requiem. All three motets are a celebration of the rich sacred music found in the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
The soloists will be Post Falls High School alumna Karen Hunt along with NIC alumni Wesley Saunders and Jesse Hampsch. All three soloists are currently continuing their music studies at the University of Idaho.
The concert is free and open to the public.