CMU Fall Choir Concert November 4
The sound of singing will fill Linn Memorial UMC as the two choirs of Swinney Conservatory of Central Methodist University join voices for their autumn concert on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m.
The concert is free and the public is invited.
The 68-member Conservatory Singers, conducted by Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music, will perform Mass for the Common Man, which Atteberry composed. Soloists will include sopranos Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, CMU assistant professor of music, and junior Brittany Losh (Pacific), with sophomore Thomas Myers (Fayette) on cello and junior Derek Volkmann (Fayette) on guitar.
The Mass will be accompanied by staff accompanist Ruth Spayde on organ and adjunct professor of music Kelley Head on piano.
The 30-member Chorale will present a broad selection of works, directed by Dr. Claude Westfall, CMU assistant professor of music.
Included in the repertoire are "Let God Arise" by Borniansky; "Tshotsholoza" arranged by Amos, with senior Michael O'Neill (Pleasant Hill), tenor, as soloist; "Plaudite Omnis Terra" by Gabrieli; "When David Heard" by Weelkes; and "Gloria" by Knauf;
On a lighter note, additional selections will include "Song of the Laughing Green Woods" by Chatman, with senior Donald Heaton (Fayette) soloist on oboe; "How Sweet and Fair" (Go, Lovely Rose) also by Chatman, with junior Rebecca Shroyer (Boonville), soloist on clarinet; "Roving in the Dew" arranged by Chapman; an Ozark Folk Song called "Hound Dog" by Prescott; "There Will Be Rest" by Ticheli; and "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" by Brewer.
Before and after the concert, the women of Sigma Alpha Iota (Theta Omicron Chapter) will be holding a food drive for the Howard County Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food and/or money will gladly be accepted.
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