Cameron University Department of Music to present combined choral concert with guest ensemble Altus High School Varsity Chorale

The Cameron University Department of Music will present an Early Summer Choral Concert, a combined performance featuring the Cameron University Concert Choir, the Cameron University Women’s Ensemble and the Centennial Singers, on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. The concert will feature a special guest performance by the Altus High School Varsity Chorale, under the direction of Nick Young. 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, filled with classics and uplifting music, is sure to be exciting!” says Dr. Patrick Callaghan, director of Cameron’s Choral Program.

The Cameron University Concert Choir, accompanied by Tom Willoughby, will be performing Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in Bb Major, K. 275” under the direction of Dr. Patrick Callaghan. The piece is a multi-movement setting of the Mass Ordinary text, composed around 1777. The Concert Choir will also perform the traditional spiritual, “If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride?”, arranged by Robert Shaw.

The Cameron University Women’s Ensemble, also accompanied by Willoughby, will present selections from several religions from around the world. The first is a setting of “Psalm 23” by Z. Randall Stroope, which will feature MacArthur High School senior Lauren Guthridge on oboe and Cameron University music major Nola Reynolds on flute. Other selections include “Nukapianguiq.” a set of Inuit chants; “Yih’yu L’ratzon,” a Hebraw Psalm setting; a Gospel arrangement of “The Storm is Passing Over” by Barbara W. Baker; and “A Prayer for Peace” by Paula Foley Tillen, which is based on a Buddhist text by Thich Nhat Hanh.

The Cameron University Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert and accompanied by David Anderson and Dr. Jim Lambert, will perform a variety of well-know popular songs. They will start with Jamey Ray’s arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner,” followed by “How Can I Keep From Singing?” arranged by Kirby Shaw. Soloists Natasha Snavely, Peter Macias, Jessica Fernandez and Lance Martin will be featured on Rodgers and Hart’s “My Heart Stood Still” from “A Connecticut Yankee.” Additional numbers include Jerry Herman’s “It Only Takes a Moment” from “Hello, Dolly” arranged by Kirby Shaw; “(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons,” a number one hit for Nat King Cole in 1946; “If I Loved You,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic from “Carousel”’; and “How High The Moon,” a jazz standard first introduced in the 1940 Broadway revue “Two for the Show.”

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

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April 19, 2016

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