Anton Armstrong Conducts Summer Choral School ChoraleMay 28, 2007
by Dick Veit, School of Music concert and promotions manager, (254) 710-3991
The opening concert of Baylor University's 2007 Summer Choral School will be presented at Armstrong Browning Library at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation.
The Summer Choral School Chorale, a splendid ensemble of 17 singers, will perform under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor of the famed St. Olaf Choir and the current recipient of Baylor's Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the single largest award given to an individual for exceptional teaching.
Accompanying the choral singers will be pianists Eric Mathis and Jeffery Ames.
The program will begin with "Sing We Merrily" by 18th-century English composer Maurice Greene, F. Melius Christiansen's arrangement of "Lamb of God," the "Antiphon from Spiritual Songs" by Kenneth Jennings and "O schöne Nacht" by the great German master, Johannes Brahms.
Also to be heard are David Dickau's "If Music Be the Food of Love," the André Thomas piece "I Dream a World" (with words by Langston Hughes) and Keith Hampton's "True Light," which is an arrangement of the traditional spiritual "This Little Light of Mine."
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.