CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 4, 2013 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Chamber Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 18 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast’s River Campus.
Dr. Peter Durow, conductor of the Chamber Choir, said that the music for this concert has been selected and arranged around the theme “something old, new, borrowed and blue.”
The concert will have six sections: “A Sweet Beginning,” “Something Traditional,” “Something Old,” “Something New,” “Something Borrowed (and New),” and “Something Blue.”
“A Sweet Beginning” will include the songs, “Sweet Day,” by R. Vaughan Williams, and “How Sweet and Fair,” by Stephen Chatman. During “Something Traditional,” “Blow the Candles Out,” arranged by Gregg Smith, and “Wondrous Love,” arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, will be performed. “Something Old” will include the songs, “Regina Coeli,” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and “Kyrie Eleison,” by Tomas Luis de Victoria.
The “Something New” and “Something Borrowed (and New)” sections will feature world premieres by current Southeast music students. “Something New” will include “Chanson d’automne,” by Deavyn M.C. West, and “Sleep My Love,” by Christian Boyd. “Something Borrowed (and New)” will include “A Prayer Song,” by Tyler Tuschhoff, and “Wondrous Love,” arranged by Vikki Siddell.
The concert will close with “Something Blue,” including “Blue Skies,” by Irving Berlin, and “Blue Rondo A La Turk,” by Dave Brubeck.
This semester, Southeast’s Chamber Choir is composed of 13 current Southeast students: sopranos Jackie Baumgartner of Florissant, Mo., Madeline Flieg of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and Emily Long of Cape Girardeau; altos Colleen Clifton of Union, Mo., Whitney Layton of Dexter, Mo., and Sara Uhls of Festus, Mo.; tenors Kyle Metze of Troy, Ill., Jonathan Puzan of Talofofo, Guam, and Dan Terry of St. Charles, Mo.; and basses Chris Boyd of Florissant, Mo., Robb Davis of Wayne City, Ill., Zack Griffin of Moultrie, Ga., and Connor Sampson of Irondale, Mo.
The choir is designed to study, rehearse and perform choral works most appropriately sung by a small group. Specific attention is given, but not limited, to music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.RiverCampusEvents.com.