Cameron University Concert Choir to host MacArthur High Varsity and Show Choir and debut performance of Lawton Children’s Choir

The Cameron University Concert Choir will be joined by the MacArthur High Varsity and Show Choir and the Lawton Children’s Choir for a vocal concert on Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. The concert will feature the debut performance of the Lawton’s Children’s Choir, a new ensemble made up of children who are in grades 3 through 6. This event is open to the public at no charge.

“I chose an eclectic mix of music for the Cameron University Concert Choir that allows our vocal students to shine as they perform different styles,” says Dr. Christian Morren, Assistant Professor of Music. “This concert will feature a balanced mix of romantic, contemporary, folk and fun music. There is something for everyone, and it is special to see a variety of ages and backgrounds share the stage at Cameron.”

The CU Concert Choir, conducted by Morren, will lead the program with “Come to the Music” by Joseph Martin and will feature faculty member Dr. J.D. Little on flute. “How Lovely is the Dwelling Place” from Brahms’ “Requiem” will follow.

The female members of the ensemble will take center stage for Vijay Singh’s “Tell My Ma,” which will be conducted by senior Corbyn Nauman. The male members will get equal time with a performance of the much loved “Danny Boy,” arranged by Juneau Thomas.

That will be followed by “Let My Love Be Heart” by Jake Runestad and “Soon-Ah-Will Be Done” by William L. Dawson. Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Finale from Gondoliers” will conclude the Concert Choir’s portion of the program.

The MacArthur High School Varsity and Show Choir, directed by Misty Hively and accompanied by Diana Webb – both CU alumna – will perform Gustav Holst’s “Cantate Dominum”, “Aftronen” by Hugo Alven, and “I’m Not That Girl” arranged by Syndey Snyder.

The Lawton’s Children’s Choir will take the spotlight for its debut performance. A six-week choral experience for students in the third through sixth grades, the ensemble was created by Lawton area middle and high school teachers in order to provide elementary and younger middle school students with an added opportunity to sing in the community and develop their vocal talents. The ensemble will perform “The Moon” by Andy Beck and – most fittingly – “I Want To Sing” by Roger Emerson.”

This Cameron University music program presents a variety of concerts and recitals throughout the academic year, many of which partner with area school and community ensembles. 

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October 2, 2019