Baylor A Cappella Choir to Perform March 2

Feb. 24, 1997

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's 65-voice A Cappella Choir will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in Jones Concert Hall on the Baylor campus. Donald Bailey, director of vocal studies and choral activities, will conduct.

The program will feature both sacred and secular choral works, opening with the "Exsultate Justi" ("We Praise Thee") by John Williams and then "Ne imami iniya pomoshchi" ("We Have No Other Help") by Constantine Shvedoff.

These will be followed by Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Slava Ottsu" ("Glory to the Father") and Imant Raminsh's "O Ignis Spiritus" ("O Fire of the Holy Spirit").

The second half of the concert will offer two choral pieces by Johannes Brahms. "Neckereien" is presented in the form of a dialogue between an amorous youth and the reluctant object of his affections: "I do not want to be yours, not even for a moment"/"You will be mine even though you do not wish it so."

In "Sehnsucht" ("Longing"), Brahms deals with the subject of loneliness and the relentless passage of time.

The program concludes with an arrangement by Harry Somers of "Si j'avais le bateau" ("If I Had the Boat").

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

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