The 42-voice Baylor University Women’s Choir and young women singers from fourteen area high schools and the Youth Chorus of Central Texas will join talents as part of the 2019 Women’s Choir Festival Concert on Thursday, February 21, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The conductor of the Baylor University Women’s Choir is Visiting Lecturer in Choral Music Amy Allibon. The festival is organized by Stephen Gusukuma, Lecturer in Choral Music.
Following words of welcome by Dr. Gusukuma, the Baylor University Women’s Choir will open the program (with a piece to be announced on stage) under the baton of Ms. Allibon. The choir’s pianist is graduate student Marissa Carlson.
Four soloists from the Baylor University Vocal Studies Division (Catherine Stewart, Kailey Kolb, Kate Gillman, and Hannah Hyden) will be highlighted in the next group of pieces, which includes, respectively, “Tell Me, Oh Blue, Blue Sky” by Vittorio Giannini, “Si mes vers avaient des ailes” by Reynaldo Hahn, “Beau soir” by Claude Debussy, and “Ich liebe dich” from Edvard Grieg’s Melodies of the Heart. The soloists’ pianists are Jonathan Pinto and Stephanie Mettler.
Closing the program will be the massed choirs from Baylor University and the high schools to present “Dance into the Day” by Mark Patterson and “I Will Be Earth” by Gwyneth Walker.
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.