Women's Chorus and Men's Glee Club in Joint Concert Oct. 28

Oct. 26, 1999

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Women's Chorus and the Baylor University Men's Glee Club will present their annual combined fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The 63-member Women's Chorus performs under the direction of Gayle Box, lecturer in choral music, and the 47-member Men's Glee Club is conducted by John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities.

The Women's Chorus will open the program with Eugene Butler's "Glorificanus Te" (from the 20th century), Orlando di Lasso's "Mon coeur se recommande à vous" (16th century) and Michael Haydn's "Regina Coeli" (18th century).

The Men's Glee Club will present Michael Cox's "Praise Him," Vassili Kalinnikov's "Agnus Dei," Douglas Claybrook's arrangement of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "Five Folksongs" by Johannes Brahms, and the Marshall Bartholomew setting of "Little Innocent Lamb." The Brahms will be led by graduate conductor David Rives.

Following intermission, the Women's Chorus will sing Aaron Copland's arrangement of "Zion's Walls," the folktune "Shenandoah" and Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight."

All 100 voices will join forces to offer "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal" in a setting by Alice Parker.

The Men's Glee Club will conclude the concert with four selections--Bryceson Treharne's arrangement of the Navy hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," Robert Shaw's arrangement of "What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor" (conducted by David Rives), the Artman arrangement of "We Sail the Ocean Blue" from Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta H.M.S. Pinafore and George Mead's arrangement of "Down in the Valley."

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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