University Choir to Perform at River Campus


Photo of Students SingingCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 15, 2012 – The Southeast Missouri State University Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus.

The one-hour concert program begins with works by two composers of the late Renaissance – Giovanni Gabrielli and Hans Leo Hassler. This year, 2012, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Gabrielli and Hassler. The program continues with works by G. F. Handel, F. J. Haydn, Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Gretchaninoff, Joan Szymko, Charles Ingram, Lloyd Pfautsch, Peter Durow and Eric Whitacre. The University Choir will also perform arrangements of folksongs and spirituals by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Edwin Earle Ferguson, Roy Ringwald, Jester Hairston and Moses Hogan.

The performance on March 29 will follow the University Choir’s “170 Miles to Memphis” spring tour March 22-24. The University Choir is Southeast’s premier choir ensemble.

Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at For more information about the University Choir, please contact Durow, the University Choir’s conductor and director of choral archives, at (573) 651-2342 or