Two of Baylor University’s large choral ensembles will join forces for their annual fall concert on Tuesday, November 4, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The 73-voice Baylor University Women’s Choir is led by Lecturer in Choral Music Dinah Menger, and their accompanist is Maiko Sugahara. The conductor of the 103-voice Baylor University Men’s Choir is Professor of Church Music C. Randall Bradley, and their accompanist is Jonathan Pinto.
A guest choral ensemble, the Texas State Women’s Choir under director Lynn Brinckmeyer, will open the program with Julián Gómez Giraldo’s “Maquerúle,” Kinley Lange’s “Llámame Cuando Puedas,” and Stephen Hatfield’s “O Sapo.”
The Baylor University Women’s Choir will sing “Dixit Dominus” by eighteenth-century Italian master Baldasarre Galuppi, “Jubilate Deo” by contemporary Romanian composer Levente Gyöngyösi, and American composer Dan Forrest’s setting of “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” The Women’s Choir will also sing “My November Guest” by American composer James Baas and a setting by American composer Susan Brumfield of “By the Rivers of Babylon.”
The Baylor University Men’s Choir will begin their portion of the concert with an arrangement by composition major Jordan Tucker of “There Is a Meetin’ Here Tonight.” The Men’s Choir will also perform “Hymn to God the Father” by John Ness Beck, “Fiddle Tune” by Cantus member Chris Foss, “The Awakening” by Joseph M. Martin, “Gloria” by former Baylor professor Robert H. Young, an arrangement by Robert A. Boyd of “Vive l’amour,” and the premiere of a setting by Stacey V. Gibbs of the spiritual “Ain’t Got Time to Die.”
Concluding the program will be the combined Baylor choirs in a performance of “Baba Yetu,” as adapted by Derek Machan. This piece, a Swahili translation of the Lord’s Prayer, will be accompanied by brass quintet and multiple percussion.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.