The Steiner Chorale, supported by members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra will present two lovely but different settings of the Requiem mass. The first of these masterworks is the beloved and moving Requiem by W.A. Mozart, using a version that is drawn from Mozart’s autograph manuscript. The second is the thrilling Requiem for the Living, composed by Dan Forrest in 2013. Interpolated into the traditional text are an exciting percussive section containing the “Vanity, Vanity” verses from Ecclesiastes and some biting words from Job. The lyrical and hopeful “Lux Aeterna” is augmented by verses from Matthew, sung in English. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM at University United Methodist Church, 1120 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI. Admission is $10.00, but students with ID are welcome at no charge. A reception will take place following the concert.
Please join us on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 pm as Steiner Chorale presents Mid-Winter Songs at University United Methodist Church in East Lansing. We will be featuring songs by John Rutter, Moses Hogan, Johannes Brahm, Gustav Holst, and more. Admission is free for all patrons.
If you are able, consider bringing a non-perishable food item in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Steiner Chorale will also be collecting a free will offering to help with ongoing costs of the chorale and to offset the cost of our upcoming trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Steven Easterling is a voice teacher; choral conductor, and he teaches elementary music in the Laingsburg Community School district. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, post BA teacher certification from Michigan State University, and a Master of Music Education from Central Michigan University. He is the conductor of the Laingsburg Community Singers since 2000 and conductor of the Mint City Singers since 2020. He performs as tenor soloist regularly in the mid-Michigan area. He is excited to begin as Artistic Director of the Steiner Chorale this fall and to lead the singers in their return to singing.
The Steiner Chorale is pleased to announce that we are taking on Tinseltown! Please join us as we present our annual spring concert and fundraiser: Steiner Goes to Hollywood! We will visit classic favorites from Shall We Dance, Singin’ In the Rain, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s through modern epics including Top Gun, Lord of the Rings, and The Greatest Showman. This concert will be presented in conjunction with our silent auction, proceeds of which support the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition.