University Choir, Cantus Choralis Performing Nov. 18

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO, Oct. 29, 2004 — The Southeast Missouri State University’s Choir will perform a concert with the new vocal chamber group, Cantus Choralis, at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in Old St. Vincent’s Church in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Southeast’s annual fall choral concert will feature both the University Choir and Cantus Choralis, the University’s new chamber choir.  Selections performed by the University Choir will include favorites from the choral repertoire including Johannes Brahms’ “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place,” Gabrielle Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine,” and Randall Thompson’s “The Last Words of David.”  Of special interest is a new choral arrangement of the beautiful “Nimrod” variation from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.” 

Seasonal music will include the moving “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl,  “Virga Jesse Floruit” by Anton Bruckner and an a cappella arrangement of “The Christmas Song.”

Cantus Choralis will perform Ivor Davies’ “Prayers from the Ark,” a charming set of choral pieces depicting Noah and several of the animals as they journey for 40 days and nights.  Both the University Choir and Cantus Choralis are conducted by the University’s new Director of Choral Activities, Steve Hendricks.

Admission is $7 for the general public, $6 for University faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students. Discounts are available in advance only by calling the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265 or by stopping by the lobby of the Rose Theatre.