CU Centennial Choir makes debut in joint performance with CU Concert Choir

The Cameron University Centennial Choir makes its debut appearance during a joint performance with the CU Concert Choir on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 8 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Yiu Ka Chan Spannagel of Lawton will accompany both choirs on piano. Vocal soloists will include soprano Sonja Detweiler and tenor Jimmy Jones, both of Lawton. Admission to the concert is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior adults.

The choirs will present a wide variety of choral music during the concert. The Cameron Centennial Choir, conducted by Doris Lambert, adjunct instructor of music, will perform "Festival Sanctus" by John Leavitt, "Alleluia, Alleluia" by Amy Bernon with guest Cameron percussionists Jeremy Toombs and Grant Johnson, both of Lawton, "Ubi Caritas" by Mark Burrows, and "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" by Andre Thomas.

The Cameron Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Earl Logan, associate professor of music, will perform "The Last Words of David" by Randall Thompson, "Adieu Sweet Amaryllis" by John Wilbye, "Les Chansons des Roses" by Morten Lauridsen, "Gratitude Changes Everything" by Mark Hayes, and "Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet" by Greg Gilpin.

The concert will conclude with the choirs joining together for a performance of "Cameron Pride" by Gene Smith and Scherry Cardwell in tribute to CU's Centennial Celebration.

The CU Centennial Choir, launched in honor of the university's Centennial, is comprised of 12 students, primarily freshmen. With 24 students, the Cameron Concert Choir is comprised of sophomore, junior and senior vocal music students. Each choir fulfills the music degree requirement for choral music experience.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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October 2, 2008
PR# 08-160