Missouri S&T choirs to present free concert

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On October 18, 2008

Missouri S&T choirs will perform three selections at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the sanctuary of Christ Episcopal Church, 1000 Main St. in Rolla. Admission is free. A small reception will be held following the performance.

The Missouri S&T Chamber Choir will perform “Jubilate Deo,” a Latin motet based on Psalm 100 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Motets, religious songs that are not a part of the liturgy, were being written for several hundred years before Mozart wrote this piece.

The chorus, “He Watching Over Israel” from the oratorio “Elijah,” will be performed by the University Choir. Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” is a historical narrative of one of the most vengeful and fierce prophets of the Bible.

The “Gloria,” by Antonio Vivaldi, will be performed in its entirety by the Miner Choral Guild. The piece is one of several Vivaldi wrote for students of the Pieta, an all-girl music school for orphans and illegitimate girls. The performance features several female soloists – Sarah Weaver, a sophomore in music education; Stephanie Judd, a junior in chemical engineering with a minor in music; Angela Reinhold, a senior in chemical engineering; Kala Thomson, a freshman in engineering; and Emilie Braatz, a senior in civil engineering.

The Missouri S&T choirs are led by Lorie Francis, a lecturer in the arts, languages and philosophy department at S&T. They are accompanied by Scott Brendler, a senior in architectural engineering.

For more information, contact Francis at lorief@mst.edu or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.

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