Women's Chorus and Men's Glee Club to Perform Oct. 28

Oct. 27, 1997

by Richard Veit

Two of Baylor University's large choirs-the Women's Chorus and the Men's Glee Club-will combine their talents in a joint concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Jones Concert Hall. The conductor of both of these vocal ensembles is John W. McLean, assistant director of choral activities.

Opening the program will be the 47-voice Women's Chorus with three sacred pieces from the Baroque, Renaissance and early Classical periods, respectively. They will sing "Cantate Domino" by Giuseppi Pitoni, "Ave Maria" by Andrea Gabrieli, and the "Magnificat" of Michael Haydn.

Then the 37-member Men's Glee Club will present a set of four pieces. They will perform Dale Grotenhuis's arrangement of "Rise Up, O Men of God," Lodovico Viadana's "Esultate Justi in Domino," Gabriel Fauré's "Cantique de Jean Racine" (with violinist Noel Martin), and an arrangement by Michael Richardson of "The Morning Trumpet." Graduate student T. Christopher Crook will conduct the Richardson work.

Following intermission, the Women's Chorus will sing "Come In" by Randall Thompson, "This Little Babe" by Benjamin Britten, "For Thy Sweet Love" and "Sequel" by Robert Young, Emeritus Professor of Choral Music, and Aaron Copland's "I Bought Me a Cat." Graduate student Jeffrey V. Lindquist will conduct the Thompson piece.

Concluding the concert will be the Men's Glee Club with an arrangement of "The Drummer and the Cook," "Down Among the Dead Men" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, "The God Who Gave Us Life" by Randall Thompson, and the late George Mead's arrangement of "Down in the Valley."

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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