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Clarke Music Department to Present Home at Last! Concert on May 11

By Clarke News  |  May 6, 2019
Adam O'Dell '15

The Clarke University Music Department will present Home at Last! Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the campus of Clarke University. A reception will follow the performance in the R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will be presented in three sections: Journey Home, Iowa, and Heavenly Home. It will include music depicting the often arduous journey of finding and appreciating your home, in addition to selections from Iowa composers, and music describing the journey toward heaven.

Clarke’s Cantabile Choir will present a variety of treble music relating to journeying and Iowa composers, and Melos, Clarke’s a cappella ensemble, will perform contemporary music across many genres, including an arrangement of the concert’s namesake, Home at Last!, by Steely Dan. The concert concludes with “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” composed by Adam O’Dell ’15, performed by Clarke’s combined choirs. The program will also feature the world premiere of “Vessel” by Clarke student Christian Perez ‘21, performed by the Clarke Collegiate Singers.

Perez said, “As a composer, having the opportunity for a performance of a piece is an exciting experience. Amanda’s ingenious direction and the extraordinary vocal talents of the Collegiate Singers have taken my excitement to a whole new level.”

The performance is under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Amanda Huntleigh.

For additional information, please contact the Clarke University Music Department at (563) 588-6412, or email