Two of Baylor University’s large choral ensembles will join forces for their annual fall concert on Tuesday, October 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The 109-voice Baylor University Women’s Choir is led by Lecturer in Choral Music Stephen Gusukuma, and their accompanist is Serenity Fung. The conductor of the 108-voice Baylor University Men’s Choir is Professor of Church Music C. Randall Bradley, and their accompanists are Bryce Reed and Joshua Turpin.
Opening the program will be the Women’s Choir with “Be Thou My Vision” by Ruth Watson Henderson, “Regina coeli” from Josef Rheinberger’s Three Latin Hymns, and “There Is No Rose” by Z. Randall Stroope.
The Women’s Choir will also sing “Warrior” by Kim Baryluk, Ruth Moody’s “One Voice” (as arranged by her mother, Marcelline Moody), and Rosephanye Powell’s “Still I Rise.”
The Men’s Choir will begin their portion of the program with Dan Davison’s “Laudate Dominum,” Bradley Ellingboe’s setting of “How Can I Keep from Singing?” by Robert Lowry, and “O Saya” from A. R. Rahman’s soundtrack to the film Slumdog Millionaire, as arranged by Ethan Sperry.
Also to be heard are Samuel Barber’s “A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map," Connor Koppin’s “Jesu Dulcis Memoria,” and an arrangement by Truett Seminary student Ross Tarpley of the traditional Kenyan song, “Injili Iende Mbele.”
The program will close with a performance by the Men’s Choir of “I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light” by Kathleen Thomerson.
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.