The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Ensembles in a free spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Tritico Theatre. The concert is under the direction of Darryl Jones, director of choral activities.
The Women’s Ensemble will perform “Wir eilen mit schwachen (We Hasten With Eager Yet Faltering Footsteps)” by J.S. Bach, “Ouvre ton Coeur” (Open Your Heart) by Gerges Bizet/ arranged by Tucker Biddlecombe, “We Sing to Spring” by Claude Debussy, featuring soloist, Ashley Traughber, “Tundra” by Ola Gjeilo, featuring soloist Elizabeth Barrilleaux and two works by Melissa Dunphy, “It’s Strange About Stars” and “Shadows Over a Cradle.” The ensemble is accompanied by Dr. Ulysses Loken.
Concert Chorale will perform a variety of musical selections, including “Chocholoza,” an African welcoming song arranged by Michael Coolen, “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Praise Ye the Lord, All Ye Nations)” by Georg Philipp Telemann, “Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord a New Song)” by Alec Schumacker, “Chester” by William Billings and arranged by Dwight Gustafson, accompanied by students Merritt Jones, piccolo, and Joseph LeBoeuf, percussion, “Come Travel With Me” by Scott Farthing, “O Burning Mountain” by Neil Ginsberg and arranged by Jacob Narverud and “Fly Like an Eagle” by Steve Miller and arranged by Mac Huff. Concert Chorale is accompanied by student Andrew Steiner.
Men’s Ensemble will present “Praise Ye the Lord” by Dan Davison, “Regnum mundi (Kingdom of This World)” by Jacob Handl, “Hunter’s Chorus” from “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber, assisted by the McNeese horn ensemble under the direction of Rod Lauderdale, “She Walks in Beauty” by David Ashley White, “Black Is the Color” arranged by Connor Koppin and “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” arranged by Val Hicks. Men’s Ensemble is accompanied by Loken.
Chamber Singers will present “Erschallet ihr Lieder (Resound Then, O Voices)” from Cantata 172 by J.S. Bach, “Wash Me Thoroughly From My Wickedness” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, “Three Partsongs” by Franz Schubert, “How Do I Love Thee” by Eric Nelson, “Zum Gali” arranged by Maurice Goldman, “Together” and “O Oriens” by Melissa Dunphy and “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” arranged by Stacey Gibbs. Chamber Singers is accompanied by Loken.
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 email@example.com.