USI Chamber and Women’s Choirs to perform Fall Concert


The University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir and Women’s Choir, directed by Daniel Craig, Associate Professor of Music, will perform their 2023 Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29 in the Rice Library second floor Reading Room. The performance is open to the public at no charge.

The concert will feature works by Giuseppe Pitoni, John Michael Trotta, Z. Randall Stroope, Frank Ticheli, Randall Thompson and Philip Hagemann. The Fall Concert will also feature the premiere of Perhaps, based upon the poetry of Sara Teasdale composed for the choir by Thomas Drury, Instructor of Music. This work was first composed for piano and a soprano soloist and originally premiered in a recital last Spring at USI. Drury then arranged the work for the choir at the request of Craig.

“I believe that this particular choral arrangement is one of the most beautiful works Mr. Drury has written to date,” said Craig.

The Chamber Choir will also perform the final chorus of the opera Ruth by the department’s namesake, Philip Hagemann. The entire opera will be performed at USI in January in a collaboration between USI, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and Pegasus Opera Company from London, England. More information will be available on this performance closer to the new year.