UNM chorus, choir join chamber for benefit concert
More than 28 million Americans sing in amateur and school choirs and most of them are performing the works of choral master Morten Lauridsen.
Some 200 voices in the University Chorus and UNM Concert Choir, conducted by Bradley Ellingboe, and accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, will perform one of Lauridsen’s masterworks, Grammy-nominated “Lux Aeterna” (Light Eternal), at a benefit concert Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Popejoy Hall.
Proceeds from the evening will create the university’s first endowed scholarship in choral music.
Lauridsen will attend the concert as part of a four-day choral festival in honor of his 60th birthday. The first half of the UNM concert will feature the University Concert Band in a musical tribute. Tickets are available at the UNM Bookstore ticket office and at Tickets.com. Prices are $20, $18 and $15.