SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Four of Evangel University’s choral ensembles will perform the Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, April 25, 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.
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.
The groups will be accompanied by Dr. Greg Morris, professor of music, Jane Harris, adjunct professor of music, and Dr. Linda Ligate, recently retired professor of music.
“The concert music this year is wonderfully varied,” said Matrone. “There is something there for everyone!”
The Spring Choral Concert will end with a combined choir that features both the University Chorus and University Chorale, performing the hymns, “Worthy is The Lamb That Was Slain” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” together.
• University Chorus Program
“Ave Verum Corpus” by W. A. Mozart
Mariah Cook, student conductor; Leianna Cantrell, violin; Kelly Lafon, violin; Matthew Pavon, viola; and Alexa Gambino, cello
“Jesus, My Lord, My Life, My All” by Bob Burroughs
Sydney Holland, student conductor
“Cool of the Day” by John Ratledge
Sera Yockey, student conductor; and Hannah Apple, solo
“Ain’-a That Good News” by William L. Dawson
Lauren Dawson, student conductor
• Men’s Vocal Ensemble Program
“Fergus an’ Molly” by Vijay Singh
Sean McLaughlin, piano; and Mariah Cook, flute
“E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” by Paul Manz
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Roy Ringwald
“Move” (Keep Walkin’) by Toby Mac
Kenny Ortiz, soloist; and Tyler Helton, guitar
• Women’s Chamber Ensemble Program:
“Nuit d’étoiles” by Claude Debussy; arr. by Alan Raines
“Tundra” by Ola Gjeilo
Luke Thomas, violin; Alisha Graham, violin; Matthew Pavon, viola; and Lauren Dawson, cello
“Pie Jesu” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Psalm 23” by Z. Randall Stroope
Mariah Cook, flute; and Amanda Johnson, oboe
• University Chorale Program:
“Canticle of Praise” by John Ness Beck
“Sicut cervus” by G.P. Palestrina
“Pange Lingua” by György Orban
“This Little Light of Mine” by Moses Hogan
Erin Payne and Nick Daas, soloists
• Combined Chorus & Chorale Program
“Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain” by G. F. Handel
Mr. Tom Matrone, director; and Dr. Greg Morris, piano
“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Gilbert M. Martin
Dr. Kevin Hawkins, director; and Jane Harris, piano
The Evangel University Department of Music offers a variety of degree programs in music, including music performance, music education, music business, 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.