New Saint Andrews students and faculty are enjoying a busy fall performing in Moscow and beyond. Our musical season kicked off with Dr. Cole Tutino’s cello recital, September 9. Our newest music faculty member, Dr. Tutino, partnered with pianist Dr. Ryan Smith in presenting works by Beethoven, Bruch, and Paganinini. Dr. Smith has remained busy on his own presenting September and October recitals in South Carolina and Tacoma, Washington. Smith will perform J.S. Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy in the Idaho Bach Festival at the Haddock Performance Hall at the University of Idaho, October 29. Students are $4 and general admission is $6. He will again present a solo recital, November 19 in Moscow. The recital will include works by Bach, Clementi, and Chopin. Location and time are to be announced. Suggested admission is $5 per individual and $20 for families of 5 or more.
Dr. David Erb, director of choirs remains busy on and off-campus this fall. Saturday, October 26 Erb will be a guest clinician at the annual Washington State University Choral Festival. November 8 he will perform with the NSA Choir at the ACCS Northwest Choral Festival hosted by our friends at The Oaks Classical and Christian Academy in Spokane, WA. This daylong event will feature 400 singers from schools in the northwest region. The day will close with a 7 pm concert. Admission is free. Friday, November 1, 3 pm, Dr. Erb will present this fall’s Imago Dei lecture, exploring the confluence of mathematics and music in creation, and how music rightly understood is crucial to human flourishing.
The NSA Concert Choir and Collegium will present its fall concert For All the Saints, November 3, at 3 pm. The concert features Benjamin Britten’s setting of W.H. Auden’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, and Joseph Haydn’s delightful Missa Brevis Sancti Johannes de Deo (a.k.a. “the little organ mass”). The choirs’ Christmas concert, entitled “Christmas Canticles,” will take place on December 3 and will feature Vivaldi’s Gloria with soloists and orchestra. Both concerts will occur at the University of Idaho Administration Auditorium. Suggested admission is $5 per individual and $20 for families of 5 or more.
We hope you enjoy the efforts of Conservatory of Music and New Saint Andrews College as they pursue excellence in the performance, study, and creation of sacred music.