This video is a sampling of the ticketed virtual concert the choirs presented on June 8, and includes repertoire that would have been performed at the choirs’ canceled concert in March. The Women’s Chorus sings a movement from “Winter Cantata” by Vincent Persichetti and a portion of “Songs of Sanctuary” by Karl Jenkins. PolyPhonics and the University Singers present three works as a combined virtual choir: “If Ye Love Me” by Thomas Tallis; the infamous “Confutatis” and “Lacrimosa” from Mozart’s “Requiem in D Minor,” K.626; and “Sleep” by the famous modern composer Eric Whitacre. There are also various student introductions, a humorous video from Chamber Choir and a recognition of graduating seniors. Conductor Scott Glysson also makes appearances throughout.
Cal Poly music majors are featured in this video, singing works ranging from early Baroque to contemporary musical theater by Gabriel Fauré, Claudio Monteverdi, W.A. Mozart, Franz Schubert and others. The students study voice with Cal Poly faculty members Katherine Arthur or Amy Goymerac. Staff member Paul Woodring provided the piano accompaniment for each of the student performances.