Baylor Men's Glee Club to Perform April 5

April 2, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Men's Glee Club will present its annual spring concert Sunday at 3 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building. For a portion of the program, they will be joined by the 23-voice men's chorus of the Baylor chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national professional music fraternity.

The 39-voice Men's Glee Club is conducted by John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will be under the direction of Paul Cotten, a senior voice major from Fort Worth.

The program will open with the Men's Glee Club singing the traditional "Dona Nobis Pacem" ("Grant Us Peace"), followed by Bach's familiar "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and "Exsultate, Justi in Domino" by Lodovico Viadana.

Other Men's Glee Club selections will be "I Believe" by Lon Beery, Robert Hunter's arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision," the Parker/Shaw setting of "The Drummer and the Cook" and Marshall Bartholomew's arrangement of "Old Man Noah."

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will present a group of five pieces -- "We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace," "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit," "When from My Love I Looked for Love," "A Sinfonian Grace" and "For the Longest Time."

Both groups will be on stage for the final portion of the program, which will include "Come Thou Holy Spirit," "Vive l'Amour," "Shenandoah," "This Train" and Paul Cotten's own "Crossing the Bar."

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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