A Cappella Choir To Present Fall Concert Oct. 31

Oct. 26, 2004

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's 60-voice A Cappella Choir will perform its annual fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The program will be conducted by Donald Bailey, Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music and director of choral activities. The choir's accompanist is Eric Mathis.

The program will open with "Exsultate justi" from the film score for Empire of the Sun, composed by John Williams, and Morten Lauridsen's moving "O magnum mysterium."

A string sextet will join the A Cappella Choir in a performance of German baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude's "Magnificat anima mea," and then 10 brass and percussion performers will perform with the choir for Donald McCullough's three-movement Canite tuba ("Sound the Trumpet").

Following intermission, the A Cappella Choir will present contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre's "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine."

The choir also will perform two pieces by Baylor's Emeritus Professor of Choral Music Robert H. Young, "Echo" and "The Journey Home."

The program will conclude with Norman Dello Joio's "Song of the Open Road," with Professor of Trumpet Wiff Rudd performing as soloist.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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