Baylor Choirs To Perform Feb. 27

Feb. 26, 2001

by Richard Veit

Two of Baylor University's major choral ensembles will present a joint concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Jones Concert Hall. The 85-voice Concert Choir is under the direction of John W. McLean Jr., assistant professor of choral activities. The 60-voice A Cappella Choir performs under the leadership of Donald Bailey, director of vocal studies and director of choral activities.

The opening selection will feature members of the Baylor Handbell Choir in an arrangement by John Ferguson of "Let All Mortal Flesh." Then the Concert Choir will sing "Ave Maria" by Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Felix Mendelssohn's "My Soul Longeth for Thee."

Three more sacred pieces will follow, Virgil Thomson's "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need," "Hosanna" and "Immortal Love, Forever Full." Concluding the Concert Choir's portion of the program will be Norman Luboff's arrangement of the southern folk tune "Old Dan Tucker," the Moses Hogan setting of "Abide with Me" and René Clausen's "Clap Your Hands."

Following intermission, the A Cappella Choir will resume the concert with a trio of sacred works from the 17th century, opening with "O Magnum Mysterium" by Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria and then presenting Antonio Lotti's "Crucifixus" and Johann Pachelbel's "Nun danket alle Gott."

A set of three spirituals will include the Robert Shaw/Alice Parker arrangement of "Ride On, King Jesus," John Work's setting of "This Little Light of Mine" and Moses Hogan's arrangement of "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord."

The final portion of the concert will consist of "Echo" by emeritus professor of choral music Robert Young, "Amid a Crowd of Stars" by Bailey and Mack Wilberg's arrangement of "What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier."

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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