The Cameron University Department of Music will present a Spring Choral Concert featuring the Cameron University Concert Choir, the Cameron University Women’s Ensemble, and the Centennial Singers on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Cameron faculty, staff and students are admitted free with CU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
“This concert, featuring three performing ensembles, will present a kaleidoscope of choral music designed to bring joy and entertainment to every audience member,” says Dr. Patrick Callaghan, director of CU’s Choral Music program.
The Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert, will open the concert by leading the audience with “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The Cameron University Concert Choir will perform a diverse set of choral music and will be conducted by Callaghan. The repertoire will include pieces based on various world religions, including the Indian raga “DESH,” a Comanche transcription of “Amazing Grace,” and a Korean version of “Psalm 23.” Also included are the Nigerian Yoruba piece “Olusegun, Ajasegun” and the gospel work “Total Praise.”
The Cameron University Women’s Ensemble will present additional selections representing world religious views, including the Celtic-influenced “Everything She Touches,” Sosa’s “¡El cielo canta alegria,” an Argentine worship song filled with rhythmic energy, and “Hotaru Koi,” a traditional Japanese children’s song. Also included in the program will be “Tantum Ergo” by Gabriel Fauré and “A Prayer for Peace,” based on a text by Thich Nhat Hanh.
The Cameron University Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert, will present songs from popular Disney movies and attractions, including “You’ll Be in My Heart” from “Tarzan,” “Glow” from “World of Color: Winter Dreams”, and “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” The program will also include “All the Cats Join In” from the 1948 animated anthology “Make Mine Music” and the “Disney Fly Medley,” as sung by Disney VOICES.
The Centennial Singers will be accompanied by David Anderson and Dr. Jim Lambert. The Women’s Ensemble and the Concert Choir will be accompanied by Tom Willoughby.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
February 22, 2016