Clark College Women’s Chorale: What Love Is This?

The Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Chorale perform their Winter Concert, “What Love Is This?” on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Admission is free.

“Our theme for this concert centers on many different kinds of love,” says Director of Choirs Dr. Jacob Funk. “We are presenting everything from love between friends, love of music, romantic love that is reciprocated or rejected, love in satire, and the bond of love among all humankind.” The Women’s Choral Ensemble will perform the beautiful setting of “Ubi Caritas” by Ola Gjeilo, as well as “Arise My Love” by Northwest composer Joan Szymko. Their portion of the program will conclude with the sublime “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre, featuring Clark College faculty members Eva Richey on violin and Dr. Sophie Christian on piano.

Additional highlights include works from Sermisy, Bach, and Haydn, as well as compositions from the last 50 years. The humorous collection “Love Lost” by Paul Sjolund combines lush harmonies with satirical love poems. “If Music Be the Food of Love” by David Dickau, “I Am in Need of Music” by David Brunner, and Haydn’s “Alles Hat Seine Zeit” are also featured on the program.

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