Baylor to Host President's Concert

April 9, 2009

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's School of Music will present the 2009 President's Concert featuring spiritual and sacred music in "Gospel Extravaganza" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus.

The Baylor Wind Ensemble will be the featured group, performing under J. Eric Wilson, director of bands at Baylor. Among the Wind Ensemble pieces will be Ron Nelson's "Lauds,"Adolphus Hailstork's "American Guernica," John Newton's "Amazing Grace" and John Rutter's arrangement of "When the Saints Go Marching In."

The concert also will feature the Baylor Choral Union, which is comprised of members from Baylor's A Cappella Choir and Concert Choir, led by Loyd Hawthorne, director of choral activities at Baylor. The Choral Union will sing Moses Hogan's "I Can Tell the World" and Larry L. Fleming's "Give Me Jesus."

Appearing as soloists will be Robert Best, associate professor of voice, and guest tenor Samuel Cook. Best will serve as narrator in Aaron Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait." Cook will sing "A City Called Heaven" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."

Each ensemble will join together to close the program with Stephen Newby's arrangements of "When I See Your Glorious Face" and "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus."

Tickets are $5 for Baylor faculty, staff and students and for the general public. For ticket information visit Baylor's School of Music web site or call the Jones Concert Hall box office at (254) 710-3571.

For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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