GLEN ELLYN-WHEATON CHORALE WELCOMES COMPOSER DR. KEITH HAMPTON
Composer, conductor, educator, church musician, organ performed, adjudicator and workshop clinician, Dr. Keith Hampton (affectionately known as “Doc”) will join the chorale to conduct his piece “Celebrate!” during the chorale’s upcoming spring concerts on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at College Church, 335 E. Seminary, Wheaton.
Hampton took time away from his busy schedule to attend the chorale’s rehearsal on March 26th to conduct the chorale in singing “Celebrate.” “Doc’s visit to our rehearsal brought the chorale to life! As I stood back and watched, it was clear to me that the singers were having a wonderful time engaging the music under his direction. ‘Celebrate!’ is the second piece by Doc Hampton that the chorale has sung (True Light is the other). We've enjoyed both! But having the composer come and help us bring his own music to life was a great treat--sort of the "icing on the cake!" said Greg Wheatley, chorale’s musical director.
The spring concerts, “Celebrate!” A Tapestry of American Music, are an all-American program, with music ranging from folk to spirituals, as well as music from American composers Morton Lauridsen and Dan Forrest. Don't miss these concerts!
Tickets are available at www.gewchorale.org or by calling (630) 415-3066.