Arts Alive!


Mansfield University Concert Choir

Peggy Dettwiler, Director
4 pm Sunday, April 2

Prepare to be inspired by the uplifting voices of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, a select ensemble of singers representing some of the finest talent from the American Northeast. As the university’s premier touring ensemble, the Mansfield University Concert Choir has been invited for 20 consecutive years to perform at state, regional, national, or international choral conventions and has won nine gold medals and numerous prizes in international competitions. For their Arts Alive concert appearance, the choir will sing selections including Danny Boy, Shenandoah, Sit Down Servant, Precious Lord and Unclouded Day.  

While the majority of the singers are undergraduate music majors, membership is open to all students at the university through an audition process. The Concert Choir has performed in 16 countries during their seven European tours, and the group has produced 20 CD recordings on the Mark Custom Recording Label. The singers are frequently praised for the emotional spectrum in their performances, their diverse vocal color, and their varied repertoire.

Peggy Dettwiler, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University, conducts the Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, and Chamber Singers, and teaches choral conducting and methods. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She also has a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.