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Triton Singers to Premier "It is Finished"

    by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
    Posted on 3/25/2024

Students in the Iowa Central Vocal Music Department have been busy preparing works for two special performances leading up to the Easter holiday.

The first performance, “It is Finished,” is an original work by Iowa Central Director of Vocal Music Will Lopes. It will showcase the voices of the Triton Singers, along with accompaniment by a chamber orchestra from the Fort Dodge Symphony and a narration read by Iowa Central Director of Theatre Teresa Jackson.

The work features sacred musical adaptations of the Requiem Sequence and a poem by Chicago songwriter and worship leader Sharon Irving, who appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2015. It tells the progressive story of Christ’s journey from the garden to the cross where he declared “it is finished.”

Lopes first composed the work in 2011 and it will make its Iowa premier when the Triton Singers perform a live recording on Monday evening to be broadcast at 6 p.m. March 29, the evening of Good Friday, on the Iowa Central Music and Theatre social media pages.

“We wanted to try a recording to reach a broader audience,” Lopes said. “The work captures the story from Jesus’ arrest to his death on the cross. The poem portrays the moment before his arrest. The songs are in Latin and the poems in English to really capture the moment.”

On Tuesday evening, March 26, Lopes, members of the Iowa Central choirs and community musicians will come together with the student organization, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, to host an evening of worship music in the Bioscience and Health Science Building Auditorium. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

“This is the first time we have ever really done any musical holy week project,” said Lopes. “It is going to be a great gathering of forces and talent from the community and our students.”

The Friday evening broadcast of “It is Finished” can be viewed at beginning at 6 p.m.



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