University Choir and Cantus Choralis to Perform at Recital Hall


by News Bureau on Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 3, 2011 — The University Choir and Cantus Choralis will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The concert will feature one of J.S. Bach’s most popular cantatas, “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit.” It is also known as Cantata No. 106 and translates, “God’s own time is the very best time.” The work is believed to be composed for a funeral in 1707 when Bach was just 21 or 22 years old. The Southeast voice faculty members will each be featured soloists in this 30-minute work. The cantata is scored for two flutes, two viola de gambas and continuo. A mixture of students and faculty will sing and play with the University Choir.

After the Bach Cantata, Cantus Choralis will perform a set of music by Ivor Davies and Libby Larsen, among other selections. This chamber choir is conducted by Dr. Steven Hendricks and will be accompanied by Jessie Reuter-Yount on the horn.

Then, the University Choir will sing a second set of music that is both a cappella and accompanied by Sarah Hoffmeister on the piano. Other selections will include “Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing” by Paul Siskind; “Tango to Evora” arranged by Jon Washburn; “Do You Carrot All for Me” by Allan Petker; “Blow Ye the Trumpet” by Kirke Mechem; “The Slave Singing at Midnight” by Peter Durow; “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton and arranged by Craig Hella-Johnson; and “True Light” by Keith Hampton. This second set of music contrasts the serious nature of the Bach Cantata.

The University Choir is Southeast’s premiere choral ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Peter Durow. Cantus Choralis is Southeast’s chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Steven Hendricks.

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