'Chanson' to perform at Piedmont College Chapel Feb. 10



Chanson means “a French song” but it’s also the name of a male a capella sextet that is well known for its musicianship. At 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10, in the Piedmont College Chapel on the Demorest Campus, Chanson will engage the audience with their Renaissance to 21st century repertoire.

The six-voice ensemble was formed in 1997 at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., where the young musicians were members of Concordia's famed traveling choir. Chanson’s performance will encompass many genres and styles, including three Renaissance love songs from the Middle Ages, three world folk songs, three Psalm settings from the Bible, and pieces created by members of Chanson.

Chanson is now in their twelfth season as a group and during that time has produced four albums. The most recent album is called “In Dreams” with works by composers Stephen Paulus, Francis Poulenc, and pieces by members of Chanson.

For more information about Chanson and hear their music visit www.chanson.org. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Piedmont faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door.