Wayne State College

WSC and Doane Choir Concert Conveys the Power of Unity

Published Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Wayne State College and Doane University combine for a concert Feb. 9.

Experience the power of unity during the Wayne State College Choirs and Doane Choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. The WSC Concert Choir, WSC Chamber Choir, and the Doane Choir perform separate sets and then join voices for a compelling conclusion. The concert is free and open to the public.

Poignant repertoire sung by the combined choirs conveys unity. “Sing Gently” by Eric Whitacre personifies the healing power of personal connection. “In Meeting We Are Blessed” by Troy Robertson articulates the significance of compassionate friendship.

The WSC Choirs are conducted by Director of Choirs Dr. Matthew Armstrong. The Doane Choir of Crete, Neb., is directed by Dr. Kurt Runestad. Dr. Runestad, a native of Wayne, is the son of Dr. Cornell Runestad, the beloved choral director at WSC from 1970 to 1995. The choir room in the Peterson Fine Arts Building currently under renovation will be named after Dr. Cornell Runestad to honor 25 years of dedication and leadership at WSC. To contribute to the Dr. Cornell Runestad Choir Room, visit www.wsc.edu/donate or call the Wayne State Foundation at 402-375-7510.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.