Event Calendar

Welcome to Spring

May 19 & 20, 2023 | 7:30pm

Ronald J. Jenkins, conductor
Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano
Simon Barrad, baritone
Joanna Frankel, violin
Columbus Symphony Chorus

Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1 
Elgar: "Nimrod" 
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem 
Britten: The Building of the House 
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending 
Paulus: Of Songs and Singing
             If Music Be the Food of Love

Celebrate the end of an era as Ronald Jenkins takes the podium for his last concert as Chorus Director of the Columbus Symphony Chorus. For 41 years, Mr. Jenkins built the all-volunteer chorus to become a mainstay of Columbus Symphony programming. The closing concert of the Masterworks season will feature music from Great Britain, with favorites such as "Nimrod" from Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The program will also honor Memorial Day with Vaughan Williams’s powerful cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem.

Prelude: Join Christopher Purdy from WOSU Classical 101 for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.


This concert and continued support for the Columbus Symphony Chorus is made possible by longtime friend of the Columbus Symphony, Anne H. Melvin.