On Oct. 27, Eastern's choral program celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special concert featuring the Eastern Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers. The "Alumni Reunion Concert" included approximately 40 former Chorale singers as well as the world premiere of Nicholas White's "Te Deum," which was commissioned especially for the occasion.
"What an outstanding day filled with terrific music," said David Belles, professor of music and director of vocal studies. "It was great to have so many former singers return to share the stage with us, and to commemorate the occasion with the world premiere of a composition written specifically for the Eastern Concert Chorale was a thrill. It was a great time to reflect on the tremendous growth of the choral program during the past 10 years. To celebrate a decade of making music with so many outstanding people was humbling indeed."