Baylor University Chamber Singers and Orchestra to Honor Late Founder with Concert

Oct. 21, 2011

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The Baylor University Chamber Singers and the Baylor University Chamber Orchestra will honor the late Robert H. Young, Ph.D., with a memorial concert at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Foyer of Meditation at Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

Young, the former Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music and director of graduate studies at Baylor University, founded the Baylor University Chamber Singers as well as composed original music pieces. He passed away in July at the age of 88.

The Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edward Elgar, Samuel Barber and Morten Lauridsen. They will also perform music Young composed.

"It is not a second funeral," said William May, Ph.D., and dean of the Baylor School of Music. "Instead it provides an opportunity for all those former students and colleagues to come together and celebrate the memories and music that Dr. Young provided us for so many years.

"Dr. Young provided the Baylor School of Music, her students and faculty, a marvelous legacy. He was a living example of high artistic standards, unrelenting attention to quality music-making, and caring collegiality. His influence will be felt for years to come," May said.

Tickets to the concert are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To ensure a seat, contact the Baylor School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.

For more information, visit Baylor University's School of Music .

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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