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Evangel University Spring Choral Concert to feature four groups on Thursday, April 14

Published on Apr 12, 2016 by Mallory Johnson

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 or contact the Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.