KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting a symposium and concert featuring world-renown Mormon Tabernacle Choir conductor Mack Wilberg.
Wilberg will lead rehearsals with UNK Choraleers on Nov. 6.
On Nov. 7 he will rehearse the Choraleers, UNK Women’s and Men’s Choirs, and high school musicians from Kearney High, Hastings High, Lexington, Minden and Nebraska Christian.
The rehearsals culminate with a 7:30 p.m. concert Nov. 7 at UNK’s Health and Sports Center. The choir will include more than 300 singers. The concert also features the Platte River Children’s Chorale singing one of Wilberg’s compositions.
Wilberg was appointed music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2008. He oversees all musical and creative aspects of the Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Temple Square Chorale and Bells on Temple Square, including selecting repertoire for concerts, recordings and tours.
He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University and is active as a composer, arranger, guest conductor and clinician across the United States and abroad. In addition to many compositions he has written for Mormon Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, the King’s Singers, and narrator Walter Cronkite.
Composers, conductors and teachers from across Nebraska are invited to attend rehearsals and the symposium. For more information, contact David Bauer at 308.865.8609 or email@example.com.