Women's Choir Festival

February 25, 2015
The 56-voice Baylor University Women’s Choir and young women singers from eight area high schools will join talents as part of the 2015 Women’s Choir Festival Concert on Tuesday, May 12, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Baylor University Women’s Choir performs under the direction of Instructor in Choral Music and Academic Studies Dinah Menger, and the festival organizer is Michele Henry, Associate Professor of Choral Music Education.
The Baylor University Women’s Choir will open the program by singing “Laudate Dominum” by Z. Randall Stroope and “Veniki” by Feodosiy Rubtsov.
Five soloists from the Baylor University Vocal Studies Division – Teddi Pinson, Lindsay Webber, Jennalee Brummel, Jenna Hernández, and Sarah Stephens – will be highlighted in the next set of pieces, which includes (respectively) “Quel guardo il cavaliere ... So anch’io la virtù magica” from Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, “La Zingara” by Giuseppe Verdi, “O luce di quest’anima” from Gaetano Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix, “Pleading” by Edward Elgar, and “Il bacio” by Luigi Arditi.
Closing the program will be the massed choirs from Baylor University and the high schools to present “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers” by Susan LaBarr (to words by Emily Dickinson), Matthew Culloton’s arrangement of “Famine Song” by the women’s quartet known as Vida, and the gospel piece “Still I Rise” by Rosephanye Powell.
This concert (postponed from March 5 due to icy weather) is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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