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McNeese Hosts Chamber Singers and Choirs Concert

April 9, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy
Hanna Department of Performing
Arts will present a free concert by the McNeese Choirs at
7 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Tritico Theatre. A special guest alumni choir comprised of former
McNeese choir members will perform with Chamber Singers.

Concert
Chorale will sing “Laetatus sum” by Johann Michael Haydn, “Regina Coeli” by
G.P. Palestrina, “Zum Sanctus” from the “Deutsche Messe” by Franz Schubert,
“Sit Down Servant” adapted and arranged by Linda Twine, “Rise Up, My Love” by
Bradley Ellingboe and “Fascinating Rhythm” from “A Gershwin Portrait” by George
Gershwin.

Chamber Singers will perform “Exsultate, justi” by Lodovico Viadana, “I Dream a World” by Connor Koppin with poetry by Langston Hughes, “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from “Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi and “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal” arranged by Alice Parker. 

A
35-member alumni choir will join the Chamber Singers to perform several
selections, including “Music of Living” by Dan Forrest, “Seal Lullaby” by Eric
Whitacre and “Ride On, King Jesus” arranged by Moses Hogan. Soloists for “Ride
On, King Jesus” will be current students Katie Colby and Jacob Voisin.

Choirs are under the direction of Dr. Darryl Jones, director of choral activities. Student pianist Julianne Marler will accompany Concert Chorale and Dr. Ulysses Loken will accompany the Chamber Singers and Alumni Choir.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.