Elite Vocal Ensemble Philomel To Perform Along Florida’s Gulf Coast February 28-March 2

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Friday, January 25, 2013



Philomel, an elite vocal chamber ensemble of Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, will tour Florida’s Gulf Coast February 28 through March 2.

Fresh off its appearance at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) 10th Annual Festival of Choirs, held in Muscat, capital city of Oman, the oldest independent state in the Arab world, Philomel will appear in concert at Hope Lutheran Church in the Villages; Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples; and Trinity Lutheran Church in Sarasota/Bradenton. All performances are free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler, Capital University’s Philomel, which means Nightingale, is a select ensemble of singers who master the challenge of advanced literature from a range of musical styles spanning Renaissance to contemporary/pop styles. With extensive training rooted in the rich Lutheran heritage of fine a cappella singing and a longstanding global touring tradition, Philomel is more than an ensemble of beautiful voices. It is a choral envoy of joy, hope and positive social change that leverages the transformative power of music to connect people from diverse cultures around the world.

During their concert tour to Oman, Philomel will participate in the TAISM Festival of Choirs and perform for 230 high school students who are represent choirs from 19 different international schools, including Abu Dhabi, Amman, Dhaka, Kuwait, Islamabad, Kenya and Bombay.

Unique to this group is a repertoire whose styles span a wide range of secular and sacred choral literature, spirituals, gospel, carols, music celebrating a global perspective, and jazz and pop music. Watch Philomel performances on YouTube.

While touring, the group also will reconnect with Florida-based Capital University alumni and visit with area high schools students interested in studying music in college. Philomel’s performance schedule follows:

Thursday, February 28, 4 pm
Hope Lutheran Church
250 Avenida Los Angelos
The Villages, Fla. 32162

Friday, March 1, 7 pm
Moorings Presbyterian Church
791 Harbour Drive
Naples, Fla., 34103

Saturday, March 2, 5:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
2200 26th St. W.
Bradenton, Fla., 34205


Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.  

Contact: Nichole Johnson
614-236-6945 (office)
614-440-9158 (cell) 




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