Baylor University’s Family Weekend will present seven choral ensembles from the School of Music in concert on Friday afternoon, September 28. This concert will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
The program will open with Baylor’s award-winning jazz group, VirtuOSO, as directed by Stephen Gusukuma. VirtuOSO will sing an arrangement by Kendall Reed of “Greedy” and then Sam Robson’s setting of “I Need Thee Every Hour.”
Next, Amy Allibon will conduct the Women’s Choir in Michael Braz’s setting of “Jubilate Deo” and Nancy Grundahl’s “My God Is So High.”
The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Brian A. Schmidt, will perform “Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One” by Healy Willan and Robert H. Young’s “Thou Lovely and Beloved.”
Stephen Gusukuma will conduct the Concert Choir in William Byrd’s “Haec Dies” and an arrangement by Paul Christiansen of “My Song at Night.”
The Men’s Choir, led by C. Randall Bradley, will sing Kim André Arnesen’s “Even When He Is Silent” and the Eugene Rogers setting of “Glory.”
Lynne Gackle will conduct Baylor’s chamber choir of female voices, Bella Voce, in an arrangement by Elaine Hagenberg of “I Will Be a Child of Peace” and then Nathan F. Christensen’s “How Do I Love Thee?”
Closing the program will be Brian A. Schmidt leading the A Cappella Choir in performances of “Light, My Light” by Enrico Miaroma and pop singer/songwriter Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run,” as arranged by Craig Hella Johnson.
This Family Weekend Concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.