Baylor University Ensembles Will Perform Jointly at 2017 President’s Concert

Isabelle Demers
Isabelle Demers, D.M.A., courtesy photo
April 18, 2017

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WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor University School of Music will perform “A Choral Collage” for the 2017 President’s Concert on Thursday, April 20.

Five of Baylor’s major choral ensembles will take the stage to perform: A Cappella Choir, Bella Voce, Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir. Also performing, in a pre-concert reception, will be Baylor’s VirtuOSO.

Opening the President’s Concert will be Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of organ, with the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of “Rhosymedre.” Jerry McCoy, visiting professor of music at Baylor and artistic director/conductor of the Fort Worth Chorale and Chamber Choir, will lead the choirs in another Vaughan Williams piece, “O Clap Your Hands.”

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the Eisemann Center in person or by telephone, (972) 744-4650, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or online. Tickets will also be available at the door starting one hour prior to the concert.

For more information on the concert and the songs to be performed, visit the School of Music website.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, the students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce. The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.

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