Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert Explores the Theme of Light on March 17

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Lux Perpetua,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Lux perpetua (“perpetual light”) is the theme of the concert as the choirs present an exploration of works that revolve around subject of light. Works by Ēriks Ešenvalds, James Whitbourn, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others will be performed.

Lux perpetua is also a portion of text from the traditional Requiem Mass, and the choirs will sing one movement of Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem.” The choirs will join forces with the Cal Poly Symphony to perform the entire Duruflé “Requiem” on June 3.

Dancers from the Theatre and Dance Department’s composition class, under the direction of Diana Stanton, will create original choreography for James Whitbourn’s “Luminosity.”  

Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Chamber Choir will be accompanied by Paul Woodring. The choirs are conducted by Director of Choral Activities Scott Glysson.

Tickets to the concert are $12 or $14 for the public, and $9 or $12 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). 

The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website at

Contact: Michele Abba

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