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Student Amanda Weber's December 7 "Magnificat" Concert Featured in "The Catholic Spirit"

November 17, 2017

Amanda Weber (DMA, choral conducting, student of Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey) is featured in The Catholic Spirit article "U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison." 

The article shared that Weber hopes her audience sees the contemporary relevance of a Baroque piece, and that the concert raises awareness about incarcerated women and their unique challenges. Working with the Magnificat with Voices of Hope and the university’s choirs has helped Weber look at a familiar text with a fresh perspective.

“It’s been fascinating to work on this project and to have the insight of a whole lot of other people who are reading it in slightly different ways,” Weber said. “It’s made this masterpiece that was written in the 1700s be relevant to today’s world, and that’s such a goal for me as a choral musician.”

Weber is directing the university’s University Singers and Chamber Singers in Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Magnificat” and other Marian songs 7:30 pm on December 7 at the Luther Seminary Chapel, 1490 Fulham St., St. Paul. Learn more about this concert.