The Baylor University A Cappella Choir will present a concert on Monday, October 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The forty-seven-voice A Cappella Choir is conducted by Brian A. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Choral Music at Baylor University. Also to be heard on this reunion program are choral selections sung by seventy-two former members.
The Reunion Choir will open the concert, under the baton of Dr. Schmidt, with “I Was Glad” by English composer Charles Hubert Hastings Parry.
Then, with alum Stephen Holcomb conducting, the Reunion Choir will sing an arrangement by Mack Wilberg of “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need.”
That will be followed by George Frideric Handel’s “The King Shall Rejoice,” as conducted by Dr. Schmidt. Assisting will be members of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra.
The current A Cappella Choir will present a set of three pieces: “Dies Irae” from the Requiem of Czech composer Zdenék Lukáš, “Lighten Our Darkness” by English composer Alexander L’Estrange, and “Light, My Light” by Italian composer Enrico Miaroma.
The Reunion Choir will return to the stage for “Wie lieblich sind deine wohnungen” from A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, with James Franklin conducting.
Stephen Gusukuma will lead the Reunion Choir in Marques Garrett’s setting of “Hold On!”
Closing the program will be Peter Lutkin’s “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” with Baylor University’s Director of Choral Activities Lynne Gackle conducting the Reunion Choir.
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.