Culver-Stockton Chamber, Concert Choir concert
Monday, March 05, 2012
CANTON, Mo. -- The Concert Choir and Chamber Choir of Culver-Stockton College will present a program of choral music spanning four centuries on Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the campus of Culver-Stockton College.
Reflecting the commitment Culver-Stockton’s Music Department has to new music and unconventional programming, the concert will begin with the work composed most recently - Daniel Gawthrop’s “Sing a Mighty Song.” The Renaissance will be well-represented, with Christopher Tye’s “Laudate nomen Domini” along with “Madrigals” by William Byrd, John Farmer and John Bennet. Two takes on Psalm 42, one by Handel and the other by 20th century composer Herbert Howells, will give the audience an opportunity to reflect on how composers of diverse eras treat the same text. C.H.H. Parry, best known for the coronation anthem “I was glad”, will be represented by a piece from the last work he wrote, the “Songs of Farewell.” This piece, “My soul there is a country”, is a setting of a poem by Henry Vaughan, a 17th century metaphysical poet, a favorite research topic of conductor Elliot Jones.
Performances are offered as part of Culver-Stockton College’s Academic and Culture Events program, which is intended to broaden students’ academic pursuits, introduce current issues, serve as a forum for ethical concerns, offer cultural breadth and refinement, and stimulate new directions and perspectives for thought. These events are free and open to the public.
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