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Oct. 25, 2000

Men's Glee Club, Women's Chorus perform Thursday

The Baylor University Women's Chorus and Men's Glee Club will perform their Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Jones Concert Hall.

The Women's Chorus, conducted by Assistant Professor of Choral Activities John W. McLean, Jr., will begin the concert with four works, including Psalm 100 by Rene Clausen and Sanctus by Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. The Glee Club will follow with George Frideric Handel's Praise the Lord, Tim Sarsany's God Is Our Strength and three other selections before intermission.

The Women's Chorus will open the second half of the performance with four more compositions, including Mary Goetze's arrangement of Fire and How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps by Robert Young.

Then the Glee Club will present another four songs and close the program with George Mead's arrangement of Down in the Valley.

The concert is free. Call 710-3991 for more information

Mozart piano, choral selections featured in Friday concert

The Baylor School of Music will present 'An Evening with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' at 8 p.m. Saturday in Roxy Grove Hall.

The concert will feature performances by soprano and piano soloists and a chamber orchestra in memory of the late Daniel Sternberg, first dean of the School of Music. Sternberg passed away in Waco on August 26 at the age of 87.

Soprano Anna Baxter will begin the program with Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben, an excerpt from the Singspiel Zaide written in 1780.

Jimmy Chiang will then conduct the Amadeus Chamber Players in Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201.

Ms. Baxter will sing the aria Ch'io mi scordi di te? . . . Non temer, amato bene after the intermission, and the concert will end with the Jeunehomme Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major.

Baylor Artist-in-Residence Krassimira Jordan will be the piano soloist, and Mr. Chiang will again conduct the Amadeus Chamber Players.

The concert is free. Call 710-3991 for more information.