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The Asbury University Chorale will present a concert at the Cathedral of Christ the King at 2:30 p.m. on April 22. The program is free and open to the public.

The concert is part of the Cathedral Concert Series, an annual event intended to promote the performance of music in an outstanding visual and acoustical setting. The series is currently in its 14th year.

The 2012 Asbury University ChoraleThis year’s performance by the Chorale, directed by Dr. Vicki Bell, will include motets by Palestrina and Victoria, as well as settings by 21st-century composers Morten Lauridsen and Paul Mealor.

“The Christ the King concert series gives us an opportunity to sing sacred music in a beautiful and sacred space,” Bell said. “We’ve been honored to participate in this series for the past four years, and we hope to give our best performance of the year on Sunday afternoon.”

In May of 2009, the Chorale completed a week-long residency at Gloucester Cathedral in England, and presented a concert at Bath Abbey during the prestigious Bath Music Festival.  The Chorale also performed at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. 

A third international performance tour is scheduled for May of 2012.  Asbury singers will travel to Italy, where they will perform in Florence, Rome, and Palestrina. The choir will provide music for a mass at the Basilica of St. Peter, and join with the Praenestinae Voces for a concert in the ancient city of Palestrina.