The 50-voice Baylor University A Cappella Choir will perform a Reformation 500 Concert, in observance of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. This event, entitled âSoli Deo Gloria: The Five Solas of the Reformation,â will be presented on Thursday, September 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Initiated by Martin Luther, the Reformation had a profound impact not only on the church, but also on science, trade, politics, culture, and music.
The A Cappella Choir will be conducted by Baylorâs Associate Professor of Choral Music Brian A. Schmidt. Assisting them will be a trombone quartet with Collin Napper, Nick Halbig, Eric Sweet, and Andrew Moser, as well as pianist Serenity Fung.
The program will open with Alexander LâEstrangeâs âOculi Omnium,â Charles Woodâs âO Lord, Rebuke Me Not,â and William Waltonâs âJubilate Deo.â
Then the ensemble will sing three choral arrangements: Mark Butlerâs âWitness,â Moses Hoganâs âThis Little Light of Mine,â and Marques Garrettâs âHold On!â
Also to be heard are âThe Fruit of Silenceâ by PÄ"teris Vasks, the Will Todd setting of âAmazing Grace,â and Jonathan Doveâs âCome, You Who Are Blessed.â
Next, the A Cappella Choir will perform âHosanna to the Son of Davidâ by Thomas Weelkes and âThe Deerâs Cryâ by Arvo Pärt.
Closing the program will be âGlory to God in the Highestâ by Felix Mendelssohn and âSo Iâll Sing with My Voice from Dominick Argentoâs set of Spirituals and Swedish Chorales.
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.