Two Baylor Choirs To Present Joint Concert Oct. 26

Oct. 24, 2000

by Richard Veit

Two of Baylor University's large choirs--the Women's Chorus and the Men's Glee Club--will join forces in a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Jones Concert Hall. The Women's Chorus is conducted by John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities, and the Men's Glee Club is conducted by C. Randall Bradley, professor of church music and director of the church music program.

The Women's Chorus will open the concert with "Psalm 100" by René Clausen, "Sanctus" by Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, "In Remembrance" from Eleanor Daley's Requiem and Allen Koepke's "Instruments of Praise."

The Men's Glee Club will sing George Frideric Handel's "Praise the Lord," Tim Sarsany's "God Is Our Strength," Ernani Aguiar's "Psalm 150," William Appling's "We Shall Walk Through the Valley" and Keith Hampton's "Praise His Holy Name!"

Following intermission, the Women's Chorus will perform Mary Goetze's arrangement of "Fire," Robert Young's "How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps," Ralph Vaughan Williams's "Linden Lea" and a setting by Donald Patriquin of "Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser."

The final portion of the program, again featuring the Men's Glee Club, will consist of "The God Who Gave Us Life" from Randall Thompson's The Testament of Freedom, Vijay Singh's arrangement of "She Moved Through the Fair," Paul Rardin's setting of "Hol' You Han'" and an arrangement by George Mead of "Down in the Valley."

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

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