“Carols for Christmas” on tap for Cameron University Concert Choir and Centennial Singers

Looking for some holiday spirit? Then head to the Cameron University Theatre on Thursday, December 7, when the Cameron University Concert Choir and the Cameron University Centennial Singers will present “Carols for Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with proper identification.  

The Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Christian Morren and accompanied by Tom Willoughby on piano, will present a repertoire of carols both old and new, ranging from traditional English to Spanish.

“A special highlight for the Concert Choir is their performance of ‘Mary Shivered,’ composed by Cameron’s own Dr. Greg Hoepfner,” Morren says.

Dr. J.D. Little will provide flute accompaniment on “Mary Shivered.”

“Other special guests will be Tom Willoughby and Doris Lambert, who will provide four hands piano accompaniment on ‘I Saw Three Ships,’” Morren says.

Soloists for the program include Haleigh Adams, Khalil Cabera-Tosado Amy Morales and Corbyn Naumen, all of Lawton.  Student Gabrial Caron, Altus, will serve as guest conductor for a portion of the program. 

The Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert and accompanied by David Anderson, will sing a wide variety of Christmas music, include familiar favorites as well as new songs. Dr. Jim Lambert will provide drumset accompaniment for a portion of the Centennial Singers program.

The Centennial Singers will start their program with a fun setting of Leroy Anderson’s  “Sleigh Ride” arranged by Mark Brymer. That upbeat number will be followed by “Some Children See Him,” a ballad composed in 1951 as a Christmas card for family friends by Alfred Burt. Arranged by Joseph Martin for choral ensemble, the number will feature soloists Stacia Prucha, Makayla Heibert and Lorenzo Butler.

Next on the program is “Season of Light,” a new carol by Jacob Narverud which reflects on the memories we cherish at this time of year, followed by the ever-popular “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”  arranged by Mark Hayes and featuring Tyler Bishop as soloist. “Great Joy” by Oklahoma composer Michael Ware is another new song of the season. The Centennial Singers will bring the concert to and end with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by jazz arranger Michele Weir and the power packed, energetic sounds of “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” a number originally recorded by NSync that has found new popularity performed by Pentatonix. The arrangement by Roger Emerson will feature soloist Khalil Cabrera-Tosado.

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November 29, 2017