University Choir, Cantus Choralis to Perform Music From English Cathedral Tradition

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 18, 2005 — Music from the English cathedral tradition will be featured in a University Choir concert at 8 p.m. April 14 in Old St. Vincent’s Church.

Selections will include Sir Charles V. Stanford’s “Evening Service in G” with soloist Lauren Sims and organist Mary Miller, Kenneth Leighton’s “Solus ad Victimam,” and Jonathan Harvey’s amazing setting of Psalm 116, “I Love the Lord.”

Cantus Choralis, the University’s chamber choir, will perform “Five Hymns from the Sacred Harp” by St. Louis organist and composer Martha Shaffer.  These beautiful arrangements of early American shape-note tunes include the favorites “Sweet Canaan” and “How Firm a Foundation.”

To conclude the concert, the University Choir will return with “Make Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s “Candide” and several exciting arrangements of traditional American spirituals. There also may be a surprise or two along the way.

Both the University Choir and Cantus Choralis are under the direction of Steve Hendricks.

Contact the Performing Arts box office at (573) 651–2265 for more information and ticket prices.