Women's Chorus to Perform at Baylor Oct. 29

Oct. 24, 1996

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Women's Chorus will present a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Roxy Grove Hall. The 66-voice Women's Chorus is conducted by Earlene Rentz, assistant professor of music education, and Darren Lacy is accompanist.

The program will open with music of the late 17th century, as organist Bradley Welch performs the "Praeludium in G Major" by Nikolaus Brahns. Emily Crocker's setting of "When in Our Music God Is Glorified" is based on the hymn tune "Sine Nomine." In addition to organist Bradley Welch, it features soprano soloist Krissy Doerner and members of the Baylor Brass Ensemble.

Next, the Women's Chorus will sing "Sound the Trumpet" by the great English composer Henry Purcell and, with soprano soloist Anita Barua, William L. Dawson's arrangement of "There Is a Balm in Gilead."

The concert also will present Eugene Butler's "Glorificamus Te," Allen Koepke's "Dance on My Heart," and an arrangement by Gail Kubik of "Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be?"

Bradley Welch will perform two movements of the Organ Symphony No. 6 by Charles-Marie Widor.

One of the evening's highlights will be Kevin Riehle's arrangement of the familiar American folk song "Shenandoah," featuring the instrumental talents of oboist Season Summers and flutist Shelley Book.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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