Kent Hatteberg, director of choral activities at UofL, is serving as choral director for Louisville Orchestra’s season-opening production of Leonard Bernstein’s “MASS.”

Nearly 70 members of UofL’s Collegiate Chorale are performing in the production’s “Latin Choir” and “Street Singers.” Faculty members are also playing in the orchestra or singing.

“This is one of the most ambitious productions an orchestra can present: a combination of theater, music, ritual and drama by an enormous number of performers. We are all very excited about the creative team leading this, including choral director Kent Hatteberg and designer Nicolas Raubertas, both of whom are passionate about this exceptional work,” said Music Director Teddy Abrams.

Performances are 8 p.m., Sat., Sept 26 and 3 p.m. Sun., Sept 27 at the Kentucky Center. Tickets prices are $75, $50, $35 and $26. Get 25% off tickets for Sept. 27 by using the code MASS25 when ordering online or calling 502-584-7777. Students can get tickets for $10 with ID.

Also, at 7:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 27, UofL’s Cardinal Singers, University Chorus, the Singing Cardsmen and the Wind Ensemble will perform at Comstock Concert Hall.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Frederick Speck, received high accolades for its performance this summer at the prestigious World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Conference in San Jose, California. The Cardinal Singers, directed by Hatteberg, were also featured this summer at the Taipei International Choral Festival and the Singapore International Choral Festival.

This concert is free and open to the public.

Niki King
Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.