Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Esber Recital Hall
Festival Orchestra

6:30 p.m. pre-concert conversation with Maestro Edelstein and Maestro Kiver

The Orpheus Singers




J.S. BACH - Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

  • Magnificat anima mea (Coro)
  • Et Exultavit (Aria)
  • Quia respexit (Aria)
  • Omnes generationes (Coro)
  • Quia fecit mihi magna (Aria)
  • Et Misericordia (Duetto)
  • Fecit potentiam (Coro)
  • Deposuit (Aria)
  • Esurientes (Aria)
  • Suscepit Israel (Terzetto)
  • Sicut locutus (Coro)
  • Gloria Patri (Coro)

The Orpheus Singers
Formed in May 2012, The Orpheus Singers is an auditioned chamber choir comprising community members and students from Penn State.  Founded and directed by Christopher Kiver, the choir comes together for specific projects. The Orpheus Singers has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, as part of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, at the Palmer Museum of Art and Penn State productions of Leonard Bernstein’s "MASS", and Puccini’s "La Bohème". This is the choir’s second appearance at the Penn's Woods Music Festival. For more information, visit


CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK - “Overture,” “Dance of the blessed spirits,” “Dance of the furies,” from Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq.30


ROBERT SCHUMANN - Overture, Scherzo and Finale, OP. 52

  • Overture. Andante con moto  - Allegro
  • Scherzo. Vivo (Trio l'istesso tempo)
  • Finale. Allegro molto vivace;