SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel University’s four choral ensembles will perform the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
The first half of the concert will feature the Men’s Vocal Ensemble and the University Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Hawkins and accompanied by Dr. Greg Morris on piano. This semester these groups have focused on singing traditional African-American spirituals.
The second half of the concert will feature the Women’s Chamber Ensemble and the University Chorale, under the direction of Tom Matrone and accompanied on piano by Dr. Linda Ligate. They will perform Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G Major with soloists featured from upperclassmen.
“The concert music is more varied than any concert we have done at Evangel,” Matrone said. “There is something for everyone!”
• Men’s Vocal Ensemble Program
“Climbin’ Up the Mountain,” by William Henry Smith
“Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name,” by Brazeal W. Dennard
“My Lord, What a Mornin’,” by R. Lee Gilliam
“Steal Away,” by Bobby L. Siltman
• University Chorus Program
“I Hear a Voice A-Prayin,’” by Houston Bright
“Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” by Victor C. Johnson
“Good News,” by Andre J. Thomas
“Go Down, Moses,” by Kevin Hawkins
Solo by Desy Harmon, directed by Sydney Holland
“Heaven Bound Soldier,” by Kevin Hawkins
Solo by Noah Holmes, directed by Lauren Dawson
“Crucifixus,” by Cody D. Yanez
Directed by Cody D. Yanez
“Wade in the Water,” by Moses Hogan
Solos by Macey Hitchcock and Skyler McAlister
• Women’s Chamber Ensemble Program
“All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord,” by Rene Clausen
“Ave Verum Corpus,” by Francis Paulenc
“No Time,” by Susan Brumfield
• University Chorale Program
Schubert’s “Mass No. 2 in G Major”
Solos by Juliana Beatie, Esther Malone, Desy Harmon, Julia Gardino, Cody Yanez and Vincent Nolden
The Department of Music at Evangel is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music. Courses and degree plans are designed to satisfy requirements of these accrediting agencies.
For more information, visit www.evangel.edu or contact the Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.