Members of Chapman University Singers rehearse in the Salmon Recital Hall during the first week of interterm, before departing on a two-week concert tour to Northern California and Nevada high schools.

If January seems a little quiet around Oliphant Hall, that’s because the Chapman University Singers have hit the road for their annual interterm tour to Northern California and Nevada high schools and music academies. But the good news is that that they’ll all be back for their traditional Post Tour Concert on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Under the direction of Stephen Coker, director of choral activities, and accompanist Hye-Young Kim, the chorus will perform an eclectic program of works by Palestrina, Rossini, Arvo Pärt and Steven Stucky as well as folk songs from France, Cuba and the United States. It’s always a great way to start the new semester, so save the date. Prices are $15 general admission and $10 for senior citizens, students and alumni.

Meanwhile, Northern California and Nevada alumni will be pleased to know that several public concerts have been scheduled into the tour and are free to alumni. They include:

  • Friday, Jan.11, 7 p.m., Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church 49 Knox Dr., Lafayette, Calif.
  • Saturday, Jan.12 12, 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Middle School Auditorium, 26890 Holly Hill Ave., Hayward, Calif.
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Clovis Performing Arts Center, 2770 East International Ave., Fresno, Calif.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Green Valley United Methodist Church, 2200 Robindale Rd, Henderson, Nev.
  • Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, 315 S. 7th St., Las Vegas, Nev. (The Performing Arts Center is on the corner of Clark and 9th St.)

In addition, the instrumental music students are also performing throughout California this interterm.  Led by director of string studies Robert Becker, Wind Symphony conductor Paul Sherman, director of percussion studies Nick Terry, and director of instrumental studies Daniel Alfred Wachs, the Chapman music majors will play works by Golijov, Dukas, Schickele, Ellington, Mozart, and Bartok for propective students from San Juan Capistrano to Davis.