The Capital University Chapel Choir under the direction of Lynda Hasseler will perform at the Music for All National Choir Festival, March 25-27, 2021 in Indianapolis.
“I have always loved Robert Shaw’s words about singing in a choir ‘. . . this thing which we are trying to do together is somehow greater–more important and more rewarding–than most things which we attempt alone.’ Joining together the singers in my collegiate choir with the singers in the Music for All National Choir will present every singer with the opportunity to deepen their learning, elevate their experience with the music, and connect meaningfully with the singers standing side by side with them. It is this togetherness that will make not only the musical performance better and more rewarding, but will also change the world for the better.” -Lynda Hasseler
Since 1929, the Capital University Chapel Choir has upheld the rich Lutheran heritage of fine choral singing and has received national and international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble. The choir’s long-standing touring tradition has sent them around the world, leveraging the transformative power of music through their thematic, narrative-style concerts, connecting people from diverse cultures including Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, and Oman.
The Chapel Choir has been honored with invitations to perform for numerous state, regional, national and international conferences and conventions. Recent highlights include being awarded the 2018 American Prize, Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music, and performing the world premiere performance of A Silence Haunts Me by Jake Runestad at the 2019 ACDA National Conference in Kansas City. On March 8, 2020 the Chapel Choir will perform the Carnegie Hall debut of that piece, as well as Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.