The Missouri S&T Chamber Choir and University Choir invite the public to attend their annual fall concert in November.
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Lorie L. Francis, associate teaching professor of music, will conduct the concert, with accompaniment by Rolla pianist Kathy Mazzeo.
The Chamber Choir will take the stage first, performing a set of three pieces, concluding with one of their favorites, “Daemon Irrepit Callidus” by Gyorgy Orban.
“Romanian composer Gyorgy Orban has nine masses, part songs and several motets to his credit, but is most famous for ‘Daemon Irrepit Callidus,’” says Francis. “The text is taken from an anonymous Goliardic text, and Orban has utilized augmented chords and chromaticism to represent the devil, deceiving and seducing the honorable heart.”
Other pieces to be performed by the Chamber Choir include “Exsultate jusit in Domino” written by Brant Adams and “Voice Dance II” composed by Greg Jasperse.
The University Choir will then take the stage and also perform four pieces. “Jaberwocky” by Sam Pottle features text by Lewis Carroll.
“While some may see this as a fun, silly piece, it actually tells quite the epic tale with nonsense words – ‘Beware the Jaberwock!’” Francis says.
University Choir will also perform “The Bells” by Frank Ahrold and with text by Edgar Allen Poe, “Sleep” by American composer Eric Whitacre and “O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose” composed by Rene Clausen and with text by Robert Burns.
The concert will close with the choirs joining together in “Gloria” by Randol Alan Bass. Using text from the Catholic Mass, the “Gloria” combines the use of ancient Latin text with modern compositional
This event is free for Missouri S&T students and for youth age 18 or younger. Tickets are $5 for the public and are available in the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance of the theatre, which faces 10th Street.
For more information, contact Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the performing arts office at 573-341-4185.