Scott Jarrett to Guest Conduct Grinnell Singers

Monday, Mar. 31, 2014 11:33 am

Scott JarrettThe Grinnell Singers will present their spring concert under the direction of guest conductor Scott Jarrett on Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall. 

Scott Jarrett is one of the country’s leading choral conductors.  He is Director of Choral Activities at Boston University, Conductor of the Marsh Chapel Choir and the Back Bay Chorale, and Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, and he is widely sought after as a guest conductor.

The Grinnell Singers will present material that they recently performed on their successful tour of California, an evening of distinctive choral music that includes the elevated sounds of English cathedral music by John Sheppard, the spiritual depth of Rachmaninov, the austere beauty of Arvo Pärt, the playfulness of a children’s counting game by Philippine composer Nilo Alcala, music by Ingram Marshall that reinterprets the American shape-note tradition, and cutting-edge a cappella music by 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.