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Chorus aims to benefit music education with upcoming concert


Casa Rondeña will host “Dreaming of Midsummer: Music of the Far North,” a choral concert by Chamber Chorus of Coro Lux (“chorus of light”) to benefit music education.

Proceeds from the concerts on May 6 and 7 will go toward Coro Lux’s extensive scholarship program for young singers. The concert features love songs from Scandinavia, England and Scotland, as well as songs by American composers of Scandinavian descent, according to a Coro Lux news release. Composers include Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen and Gustav Holst. Local conductor and composer Bradley Ellingboe will direct the chamber during each performance.

“Coro Lux distinguishes itself from the many great choruses in town by offering a place where young musicians can have a chance to continue their craft and keep them from giving up,” Ellingboe states in the news release. “Our aim is to attract young singers to audition for Coro Lux, and to join forces with some of the best singers in town who are at the height of their vocal power.”

Coro Lux, which formed two years ago, has started a non-profit organization, a scholarship fund, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It has produced a CD of Brahms’ Requiem, which will be available for purchase at each concert on May 6 and 7.