Concert Choir and Men's Glee Club to Perform at Baylor Nov. 5

Oct. 29, 1996

by Richard Veit

Two of Baylor University's major choral ensembles-The Concert Choir and The Men's Glee Club-will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Jones Concert Hall. This concert will be under the direction of John W. McLean, lecturer in choral music.

A native of Smithfield, N.C., McLean joined the Baylor music faculty in August. He holds a bachelor's degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and a master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Men's Glee Club will sing the first portion of the concert, opening with "Der Herr segne euch" ("May God Bless You") from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Wedding Cantata." Prominent among the offerings of this 49-voice choir will be arrangements by Marshall Bartholomew-his "Keep in the Middle of the Road" and his "Three Chanteys."

Also on the program for the Men's Glee Club will be Noah Francis Ryder's arrangement of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," Doug Claybrook's arrangement of "I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light," Paul Tschesnokov's "Come, Thou Holy Spirit," Lon Beery's "I Believe" (his most recent composition), an arrangement by Norman Luboff of "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo," and George Mead's setting of "Down in the Valley."

After intermission, the Concert Choir will open its portion of the program with a work from the Renaissance, Andreas Hakenberger's "Exultate Justi in Domino." There also will be choral music by such famous composers as William Byrd, George Frideric Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, and Benjamin Britten.

The concert will close with four modern works-Alice Parker's arrangement of "Sing to the Lord," "Festival Response" by David Stocker," "Peaceful Was the Night" by Eugene Butler, and an arrangement by Undine Smith Moore of "Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord."

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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