Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present its fall choral concert this November.
The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The concert will feature performances from the Jazz Choir and Chamber Choir, both directed by Lorie Francis, associate teaching professor of music at S&T.
The Jazz Choir will perform “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin, followed by Leiber and Stoller’s “Kansas City” arranged by Mark Brymer, and “Sway” by Pablo Beltran Ruiz, arranged by Kirby Shaw. The Chamber Choir will perform “The Singer’s Dance” by Kim André Arnesen, “Miniyama Nayo” by Paul John Rudoni, “Sing Gently” by Eric Whitacre, “Miss Festiva (Festival Mass)” by John Leavitt and “Blessing in the Leaving” by Susan LaBarr.
“‘Sing Gently’ was written in 2020 and dedicated to everyone who has played a part in Whitacre’s Virtual Choir over the last 10 years and to the 17,572 singers from 129 countries that participated in Virtual Choir 6,” says Francis. “His work on virtual choirs was an inspiration to choir directors around the world during the pandemic to keep singing, or, as my choirs will say, ‘sing on’.”
Tickets are $5 for the public and free to youth ages 18 and under and Missouri S&T students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance to Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.