Baylor's Concert Choir Performs

March 22, 2022
Baylor University’s Concert Choir will present a program called “Truth and Light: Refractions of Hope” on Monday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This fine, 62-member choral ensemble is conducted by Baylor’s Director of Choral Activities, Lynne Gackle. The choir’s graduate conductors are Jon Snyder and Holden Miller.
Opening the concert will be Te Deum in C major, K. 141, by the great Austrian master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He wrote this work in Salzburg near the end of 1769, when the precocious composer was only thirteen years of age. The Latin text begins with the words “Te Deum laudamus,” which translates as “Thee, O God, we praise.”
Next, the Concert Choir will sing “O vos omnes” by Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria and then contemporary Rumanian composer György Orbán’s “Daemon irrepit callidus,” which depicts the wiles that Satan uses to deceive and seduce the honorable heart.
Also to be heard is “In Remembrance” by contemporary American composer (and former member of the Baylor choral faculty) Jeffery Ames and Cedric Dent’s arrangement of the spiritual “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
“Northern Lights” is Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo’s musical setting of awe from his viewing of the majestic aurora borealis in 2007.
Robert Schumann wrote the song “Zigeunerleben” (“Gypsy Life”) in 1840. In it, he portrays the colorful description of a gypsy campfire, inspired by his encounter with the gypsy poems of nineteenth-century Germany poet Emanuel Geibel.
The Concert Choir program will close with American composer and vocalist Elaine Hagenberg’s setting of the “Alleluia” text of Saint Augustine.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. It is also available for livestreaming at
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