Women's Chorus To Perform April 6 In Spring Concert

April 5, 2004

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Women's Chorus will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus.

The 41-voice chorus is conducted by John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities, and the accompanist is Eric Mathis, a graduate music theory major from Dexter, Mo.

The concert will open with "Sing Creations Music On" from Songs Eternity by Stephen Paulus, followed by the John Coates' arrangement of the familiar Shaker tune "Simple Gifts." The Women's Chorus will then perform three selections -- "The Pelican," "The Place of the Blest" and "Allelujah, Amen" -- from Randall Thompson's The Place of the Blest.

The concert will continue with two pieces by Felix Mendelssohn, "Lift Thine Eyes unto the Mountains" and "Laudate Pueri," followed by "Psalm 150" by David Willcocks and "Widmung" (or "Dedication") by Robert Schumann. The program also will include Ron Nelson's arrangement of "He's Gone Away," James McCray's "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One," Eugene Butler's "My True Love Has My Heart" and Zoltán Kodály's "See the Gypsies."

The program will conclude with an arrangement by Mac Huff of "Where Is Love" from the musical "Oliver!" And then Jerome Kern's classic tune "The Way You Look Tonight" from the 1936 film "Swing Time."

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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