November 03, 2022
Oriana Singers to present fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 13
University Park, Pa. – Penn State School of Music Oriana Singers will present their fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 pm in the Recital Hall, Music Building I. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $4.50 for students. The concert will feature the 60-voice treble choir, including works by composers Fauré and Persichetti. The program will feature members from the Nittany Ballet program. The concert will be livestreamed via the School of Music multimedia channel. Conducted by Dr. Kathryn Hylton and graduate assistant Peter Cunningham, Oriana Singers is a choir representing a wide variety of majors at University Park. Repertoire includes music written for treble voices from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century: madrigals, motets, part-songs, folk songs, musical theatre, and music by female and underrepresented composers. At the beginning of the concert, the School of Music will dedicate the Lynn E. Drafall Choral Loft in the Recital Hall in recognition of former director of choral activities, Dr. Lynn Drafall. At Penn State, Drafall taught courses in undergraduate and graduate choral conducting, conducted the Concert Choir, and was the founding conductor of the Oriana Singers. Dr. Drafall died in 2021 and her family, colleagues, and students established an endowment honoring her legacy and contributions to choral music. Gifts to the endowment can be made online at raise.psu.edu/lynndrafall or via check, payable to Penn State, to Donor and Member Services, 2583 Gateway Drive, Bristol Place One, Suite 130, State College, PA 16801.