Baylor University Men's Choir in Concert

October 15, 2021
The Baylor University Men’s Choir will present its annual fall concert on Thursday, October 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, which is located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This 68-voice choral ensemble is conducted by C. Randall Bradley, Professor of Church Music, Director of the Church Music Program, and Director of the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University.
Opening the program will be “The Music of Living” by Dan Forrest. Dating from 2011, this passionate and triumphant piece was commissioned by the Arlington High School Colt Chorale Varsity Men’s Choir. It reminds us that even in the midst of the world’s apparent chaos, there is a pulse and dance to it all as we follow God’s lead.
The music of “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing” was written by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, with a text by George Herbert that invites us to not build walls and boundaries between each another, but to grow in unity with one another through our worship and praise of God by virtue of the unifying language of song.
Next comes “Modimo,” a traditional folk setting by Dr. Michael Barrett, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), and that will be followed by Ryan Main’s arrangement of the “Dies Irae” text from the Book of Revelation.
Also to be heard on this concert are J. David Moore’s choral setting of “Bound for the Promised Land,” Ysaye Maria Barnwell’s “Wanting Memories,” and an arrangement by Men’s Choir alumnus Jordan R. Tucker of “It’s All Right,” which was written by Curtis Mayfield, lead singer of The Impressions, and became a nationwide hit for that R&B group in 1963.
The program will close with “Shalom,” written last year by Dan Forrest. It draws from the Gospels, offering the promise of peace during a time of uncertainty and division in our world.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. It is also available for livestreaming at baylor.edu/music/live.
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