Missouri S&T orchestra and choir to perform fall concert

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On November 6, 2023

The S&T Symphony Orchestra and Choir perform at Leach Theatre under the direction of Dr. Kyle Wernke. Photo credit: John Francis.

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present an orchestra and choir concert this November.

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets on the Missouri S&T campus. The concert will feature performances by the Chamber Choir directed by Lorie Francis, teaching professor of music, and the Symphony Orchestra directed by Dr. Kyle Wernke, assistant professor of music.

“The Missouri S&T Chamber Choir will perform two opera choruses, one from ‘The Bartered Bride’ by Bedrich Smetana and the other from ‘La jolie parfumeuse’ by Jacques Offenbach,” says Francis. “Join us and hear the importance of the chorus in opera. These pieces, along with two motets and one madrigal round out our part of the program.”

“Some of the most well-known pieces of classical music hail from operas,” says Wernke. “The S&T Symphony Orchestra will perform music from two of the most famous operas of the 19th century: ‘Dance Bacchanale’ from Saint-Saens’ ‘Samson and Delilah’ and both suites from Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen.’The orchestra is also hosting London-based composer Peter Longworth and performing his musical postcard of New York City, ‘Manhattan Matins.’”

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 from 11 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 contact the arts, languages, and philosophy department by phone at 573-341-4185 or by email at 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 located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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