Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut will present a special performance titled "Angels and Demons" on Sunday, Jan. 27. It will take place at 3 p.m. at the center, 1073 N. Benson Road.
The choir, under artistic director Carole Ann Maxwell, will present a program that combines various styles, periods, and genres, from the medieval plainchant of "In Paradisum" to works by contemporary musicians such as Charlie Daniels and Freddie Mercury.
The choir, celebrating its 28th anniversary season, develops and promotes an appreciation of choral music to educate its members and the general public in the musical arts. It has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall as well in Ireland and European cities of Rome, Florence, Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
The choir has performed concerts with ensembles such as the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the Norwalk Symphony and Wallingford Symphony orchestras and performed with both Distinguished Concerts International of New York and Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall.
Besides leading the choir, Maxwell has served as the university's director of choral and liturgical music since 1980, and has been the conductor of the Quick Center's Summer Festival Chorus since its beginnings 16 years ago.