Two Baylor Choirs Present Combined Concert March 16

March 14, 2000

by Richard Veit

A pair of Baylor University's choral ensembles, the Women's Chorus and the Men's Glee Club, will join forces to present the first of their two spring semester concerts at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Jones Concert Hall.

Conductor of the 27-voice Men's Glee Club is John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities, and graduate student David Rives. The Men's Glee Club will open the concert with Leland B. Sateran's "Do You Fear the Wind?" which will be followed by Michael Cox's "Praise Him," Douglas Claybrook's arrangement of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," Robert Hunter's setting of "Be Thou My Vision" and Norman Dello Joio's "O Sing Unto the Lord." The 41-voice Women's Chorus sings under the direction of Gayle Box, lecturer in choral music. Their first set will include Antonio Vivaldi's "Esurientes Inplevit bonis," James Mulholland's arrangement of "Carol to Beauty" and the "Alleluia" from Randall Thompson's The Place of the Blest. The two choirs will combine with the Waco Children's Chorus in a performance of John Rutter's "Look at the World."

The second half of the program will begin with performances by the Women's Chorus of Allen Koepke's "Dance on My Heart," Victor Johnson's "My True Love Has My Heart" and Deems Taylor's arrangement of "Tece Voda, Tece." The Men's Glee Club will present "Two Folksongs" by John Rutter, "Set Me As a Seal" by René Clausen," "We Sail the Ocean Blue" from Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, "Darkness on the Delta" by Jerry Levinson and George Mead's arrangement of "Down in the Valley." Both choirs will join in singing Alice Parker's setting of "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal."

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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