Cantus Choralis Saluting Gary Miller in April 12 Concert


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 9, 2012 – Cantus Choralis, Southeast Missouri State University’s Chamber Choir, will pay tribune to the late Dr. Gary Miller, former director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, in a concert at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall.

Steven Hendricks, who directs the Cantus Choralis, urges concert goers to note the event has been moved up 30 minutes from the originally published start time.

The Cantus Choralis will perform “In Memoriam,” a piece composed by Robert Fruehwald, Southeast professor of music, to honor Miller. The Cantus Choralis also will perform music from the Renaissance by John Wilbye and Elway Bevin, along with contemporary pieces.

Guest artists will include the Southeast Missouri Music Academy’s Suzuki Strings directed by Hays Hendricks, soprano Mary Mims and harpsichordist Sarah Hoffmeister.

“This concert will have something for everyone — including a surprise or two,” said Hendricks, who also serves as music education coordinator and associate professor of music at Southeast.”

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