Two choral ensembles from the University of Missouri-Rolla will present a concert later this month. The University Choir and the newly formed University Chamber Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Christ Episcopal Church. Admission is free.
University Choir will be performing three pieces: “Honor and Glory” by J.S.
Bach, “Goin’ to Boston” arranged by Alice Parker; and “My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose” by Rene Clausen.
University Chamber Choir will perform four pieces: “If Ye Love Me” and “A New Commandment” by Thomas Tallis, “Exsultate justi in Domino” by Brant Adams, and “Let Go,” a madrigal written by John Bennett. The choirs will join together to perform “Shadrack” by Thomas Jordan and J. Paul Williams.
University Choir is open to students, faculty, staff, and community persons. Auditions are not required; participants just need a willingness to sing. The group performs on its own and with the University Chamber Choir. Pieces studied include anything from classical choral repertoire to Broadway choruses.
University Chamber Choir is an auditioned group that performs literature meant for a smaller group of 12-20 members. This is the first semester for the Chamber Choir. Performing both accompanied and unaccompanied pieces, this choir works on music from the Renaissance to the Modern periods.
For more information about the choral program at UMR, please contact director Lorie Francis at email@example.com or contact the performing arts office at 573-341-4185.