The Cameron University Concert Choir will be joined by MacArthur High School’s Women’s Choir for a special concert on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Seating is limited; to reserve a ticket, call 580-581-2478.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens/military/K-12 students. Admission is free to CU students, faculty and staff with CU ID. Seating is limited, so patrons are encouraged to call (580) 581-2346 to reserve a seat. Social distancing will be in place, and facial coverings are required.
“This concert has a different meaning than our final spring concerts of the past as we didn’t have to worry about masks, strict rehearsal protocols, and illness,” says Dr. Christian Morren, who conducts the CU Concert Choir. “This concert symbolizes for both Misty Hively, director of the MacArthur Women’s Choir, and me what it means to sing in a choir. Our students have unified and become one even under the most challenging of circumstances; they have taken care of each other. Not only have they made it through, but they have excelled. I will never forget this year and the lessons these students have taught me. While many other choirs in universities had to stop singing, we were able to continue.”
The Cameron Choir will feature “Two German Folk Songs” by Brahms; the spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee" arranged by Andre Thomas; and two favorite love songs “Misty” and Gershwin’s “You Do Something to Me” featuring senior soloists Khalil Cabrera-Tosado and Destiny Abila.
During Johannes Brahms's lifetime, his folk song settings came to be considered popular music. Brahms's love for folk songs is seen throughout his work. His interest in these songs was due to folk music's s expression of love and pride for the region in which he lived.
“The last two songs are a little jazzy and are a huge departure from the other serious pieces in the program,” Morren says. “The audience will be able to sing along to these pop standards.”
Participating CU students are listed by hometown:
Altus: Destiny Abila
Cache: Heather Martin
Comanche: Rachel McCurry
Duncan: Mikayla Stephenson
Elgin: Veronica Squire
Fletcher: Heather Heinz
Lawton/Fort Sill: Khalil Cabrera-Tosada, Samantha Cook, Bridget Dowen, Samantha Gillespie, Celita Gonzalez, Trent Hagood, Araia Heathcott, Titan Mace, Noah Rivera, Madison Paradise, Josie Smotherman, Mena Stone, Jacqueline Webb, Kenneth Williams, Marckese Williams
Walters: Conrad Clark
Wichita Falls, Texas: Shay Hernandez