Missouri S&T choirs to perform spring concert

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On April 19, 2023

Members of Missouri S&T choirs perform in Leach Theatre. Photo by Andrew Layton/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present its spring choral concert this April.

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 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 “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon, “Trickle, Trickle” by Clarence Bassett, “Java Jive” by Milton Drake, and “Little Jazz Madrigals” by Bob Chilcott. The chamber choir will perform “Cé Grand Matin” written by Frantz Casseus and arranged by Emile Desamours, “Zigeunerleben” by Robert Schumann, “Jabberwocky” by Sam Pottle and more.

“The pieces the Missouri S&T Choirs will be performing are varied,” says Francis. “For instance, ‘Java Jive’ or ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ may be familiar, while ‘Cé Grand Matin’ arranged by Emile Desamours (a civil engineer, organist, choirmaster, and one of Haiti’s most active composers) may be brand new to many.”

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.

For more information, visit alp.mst.edu/news-and-events, or call the arts, languages, and philosophy department at 573-341-4185 or email alp@mst.edu.

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. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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