Women's Chorus and Men's Glee Club to Perform Oct. 29

Oct. 27, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will present a concert featuring two of its major choral groups at 8:00 p.m. Thursday in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Women's Chorus and the Men's Glee Club will both be featured in this joint concert.

The 63-voice Women's Chorus performs under the direction of Charles Neufeld, lecturer in choral/vocal music. The conductor of the 50-member Men's Glee Club is John W. McLean, assistant professor of choral activities. Accompanists are Joanna Elliott and Michael Stuart, respectively.

Music for the Women's Chorus portion of the concert will consist of "Psalm 100" by René Clausen, a 16th-century "Ave Maria" by Jacques Arcadelt, "Jubilate Deo" by Johan Helmich Roman, Gail Kubik's setting of "Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be?," an arrangement by James Erb of the Portuguese folksong "Tutú Marambá," "As Costureiras" by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Robert H. Young's "How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps" and Jay Althouse's arrangement of "Stormy Weather."

The Men's Glee Club will present Eric H. Thiman's "A Hymn of Freedom," John Rutter's "Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace," Joseph M. Martin's "Toccata of Praise," Marshall Bartholomew's setting of "Little Innocent Lamb," the traditional college song "Vive l'Amour," Joe D. Markley's "A Hymn to Music," Euday L. Bowman's "Twelfth-Street Rag," George Mead's arrangement of "Down in the Valley" and "Winter Song" by Frederic Bullard.

The two choirs will combine to perform two pieces -- the traditional "Dona Nobis Pacem" ("Grant Us Peace") and Kurt Kaiser's arrangement of "Baylor Blessing."

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

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