News Release

Four Evangel ensembles present Spring Choral Concert, April 24

April 20, 2018 | Mallory Johnson


Four of Evangel University’s choral ensembles will perform the Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public. The Barnett Recital Hall is located south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave.

The evening will begin with the Evangel University Chorus, a group that performs choral literature from all eras including contemporary formats, and the Men’s Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Hawkins, associate professor of music education.

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Director Tom Matrone, chair of the Department of Music // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Also featured will be the Evangel University Chorale, a 45-member select choir which performs both on the Evangel campus and in the community. The mission of the Chorale is to prepare and present only the best of sacred classical choral literature.

The Chorale, along with the Women’s Chamber Ensemble, will be under the direction of Tom Matrone, chair of the Department of Music.

University Chorus:

  • Hosanna in excelsis – Brent Pierce (b. 1940)
    • Mariah Cook, student conductor
  • Witness – arranged by Jack Halloran (1916-1997)
    • Joshua Little, student conductor
  • Lux Aeterna – Brian A. Schmidt (b. 1980)
    • Mikaela McGarrah, student conductor
  • The Battle of Jericho – arranged by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
    • Juliana Beatie, student conductor

Men’s Ensemble:

  • Swing Down, Chariot – André J. Thomas (b. 1952)
    • Solos by: Josiah Love, Joshua Conrad, Nicholas Cole, Trevor Ball
  • Be Thou My Vision – arranged by Dan Forrest (b. 1978)
    • Heather Culbertson, piano; Alexa Gambino, cello
  • The River – Jordan Feliz
    • Solos by: Josiah Love, Kenny Ortiz, Tyler Plaster
    • Nathaniel Parrales, cajon; Trevor Ball, guitar
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Evangel University Women’s Chamber Ensemble // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Women’s Ensemble:

  • There Will Come Soft Rains – Kevin A. Memley
  • The Bike Let Loose – Edie Hill
  • Even When He Is Silent – Kim André Arnesen (b. 1980)

University Chorale:

  • Ride On, King Jesus – Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
  • Os Justi – Randall Stroope (b. 1953)
  • Conversion of Saul (Z. Randall Stroope)/God So Loved the World
  • Alleluia – Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
  • Indodana – Traditional African song; arranged by Raif Schmitt and Michael Barrett

The Evangel University Department of Music offers a variety of degree programs in music, including music performance, music education, recording technology and worship leadership. The department has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1970.

For more information, contact the Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.

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