University Singers Perform Annual Commencement Concert The May 23 event is free and open to the public.
The Washington and Lee University Singers will present a final performance for the academic year under the direction of Shane M. Lynch on May 23 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts.
The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. The event will also be streamed online at livestream.com/wlu.
“The Commencement Concert is an annual tradition that gives our graduating seniors a chance to sing for their families one last time,” said Lynch, associate professor of music and director of choral activities. “The first concert for students entering their first year is the Parents and Family Weekend Choral Concert, and it only seems fitting that their last concert also be for those same people who have supported them in their four years here at W&L.”
The concert will feature favorite works from throughout the 2022-2023 season selected by the seniors. Musical styles presented will represent a wide variety of choral genres, and, as always, the group will close the concert with “Shenandoah,” arranged by James Erb.
The University Singers is an award-winning ensemble and continues to be recognized as one of the finest collegiate a capella choirs in the region. They are an internationally competitive touring choir, performing a wide variety of works at major venues across the globe and serving as artistic ambassadors for W&L in concert series, music festivals, conventions and university outreach events.