Baylor's A Cappella Choir Will to Perform March 29

March 24, 1999

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University A Cappella Choir will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m Monday, March 29, in Jones Concert Hall. The 58-member choral ensemble is conducted by John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities.

Opening the program will be a set of pieces ranging from the early 16th century to the late 20th century- Olaf Christiansen's "Light Everlasting," Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "Tu Es Petrus," Anton Bruckner's "Ave Maria," Jacobus Gallus's "Haec Dies" and Randall Thompson's "The Last Words of David."

Three pieces by American composers Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein will follow. The A Cappella Choir will perform Barber's "To Be Sung on the Water" and "The Coolin', " followed by Bernstein's "Warm-Up."

After a pause for intermission, the program will resume with Benjamin Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia" and then two choral pieces, "A Jubilant Song" and "Set Me As a Seal Upon Thy Heart" by René Clausen.

Three sacred selections conclude the concert--Glenn Burleigh's "Jesus Is a Rock," Russell Schulz-Widmar's "How Can I Keep from Singing" and Moses Hogan's "I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit."

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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