Baylor's Concert Choir Performs

October 13, 2021
Baylor University’s Concert Choir will present a program called “Laus Trinitati: To the Sound and Life and Creativity Within ALL Life!” on Tuesday, October 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This fine, 78-member choral ensemble is conducted by Baylor’s Director of Choral Activities, Lynne Gackle.
Opening the concert will be a portion of the antiphon “Laus Trinitati” (or, “Praise to the Trinity”) by Hildegard von Bingen, a renowned twelfth-century composer, writer, philosopher, mystic, and visionary. That will be followed by a modern arrangement of that same von Bingen antiphon, as composed by Faith Morgan Zimmer.
The Concert Choir will perform “Exultate Deo” by the great sixteenth-century Italian master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and then “Alleluia” by contemporary Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten.
Also to be heard are “Verduron” by Randy Haldeman, which is a choral dance based on music of the Channel Islands, Susan LaBarr’s “I Should Be Glad,” Slovak composer Ivan Hrusovsky’s “Rytmus,” and a setting by Robert T. Gibson of the familiar hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Elaine Hagenberg’s “There Was a Time” is drawn from English poet William Wordsworth’s Ode: Intimations of Immortality. According to the composer, “Wordsworth's reflection of a time gone by acknowledges past heartaches while creating a dream world where beautiful memories reign.”
The Concert Choir program will close with a traditional spiritual, “Rockin’ Jerusalem,” as arranged by Stacy Gibbs.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. It is also available for livestreaming at
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