What does the word “classical” mean to you? In the music world, it is one of those words packed with cutting connotation that lacks definitive specificity, and therefore chafes almost anyone who tries to use it. The Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra, College Choir, and Chamber Singers will join together on March 12 to present “Classics,” which aims to provoke thoughts about what the word “classical” means to the performers and their audience, exploring the roles of today’s American musicians in popular music. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m.
The concert in St Joseph Chapel will be the first time in recent history the groups have performed together under both music directors, according to Eric Culver, director of the chamber orchestra and a lecturer in the music department, who has been at the College since 1998. The program includes works by Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin, as well as "Three Psalms" composed by Chris Arell, assistant professor of music. Special guests from the Beaver Country Day School Concert Chorus will also perform.
Wednesday, March 12