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Chapel Singers to Renew Compline Service Tradition

Unaccompanied music performed by candlelight and designed to inspire meditation and reflection will be performed as part of an upcoming performance by the University of Redlands Chapel Singers. The Compline service is set for Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

The performance will renew the tradition of the Compline, which blends both contemporary and traditional musical traditions. The services were common in medieval chapels and are often offered by candlelight.

The Compline service will be lead by the Chapel Singers' new conductor, Jean-Sébastien Vallée.

Originally from Canada, Vallée is an active conductor, clinician and music judge. He has conducted more than 15 ensembles in Canada and the U.S., including choirs at the University of California and the University of Illinois University.

At the University of Redlands, he conducts the Chapel Singers, the University Choir, and works with the Feast of Lights. In addition to his interest in choral, operatic and orchestra music, he is an advocate of contemporary music, making one of his priorities to premiere and commission works by young composers.

The University of Redlands Chapel Singers is a high level chamber choir made up of undergraduate and graduate music students. The ensemble is the university's oldest choral ensemble and has a long tradition of musical excellence. The choir has toured extensively in the U.S. and internationally.

Call the School of Music at 909-748-8700 for more information.


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