|SOUTHEASTERN CHOIRS, NORTHSHORE CHORALE PRESENT “FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS”
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University Women’s Chorale, University Chorus and Northshore Chorale will
join voices on May 4 for a concert titled “Five Mystical Songs.”
Conducted by Southeastern choral
director Alissa Mercurio Rowe, the ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m.
at Hammond’s First Baptist Church, 401 W. Morris St. The concert is free.
The Northshore Chorale is made
up of area residents who enjoy singing -- from students and educators
to architects, attorneys, nurses and electricians. The University Chorus
is a non-audition ensemble, open to all Southeastern students.
The 22-voice Women’s Chorale
will open the concert. Accompanied by pianist Hristo Birbochukov, the singers
will perform “Today, this spring” by Libby Larsen, “Six Choruses, Op. 15"
by Sergei Rachmaninoff, “I thank you God” by Gwyneth Walker, and “Riawanna”
by Stephen Leek.
Following intermission, the University
Chorus and Northshore Chorale will sing “The Promise of Living” from Aaron
Copland’s “The Tender Land,” “Laudate Dominum” from Mozart’s “Vesperae
solennes de Confessore,” and “Praise His Holy Name” by Keith Hampton. The
choirs will be accompanied by pianist Charles Effler.
The choirs’ performance of the
concert’s title work, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs,” will
feature baritone James Flick and pianist Irina Cunev.
Members of the Northshore Chorale
are sopranos Laura Freeney, Beth Ann Johnson, Myra Lamonte, Erin Long,
Beverly Pinion, Susan Siren, Tracy Tribou; altos Andrea Bell, Fay Bright,
Rosa Dunn, Cindy Freeney, Linda Hemberger, Clara Hemberger, Grace Hu, Stacey
Long, Kimberly Neuenswander, Shirly Pistorius, Mattie Rojas-Delaney, Jane
Robinson, Kandy Russell, Kathryn Urrutia, Karen Williams and Katy Windecker;
tenors Kirk Bell, Joe Lamonte, Robert Palmer and Michael Rickenbaker; and
bass Jaime Diaz and John Majesty.
University Chorus members are
sopranos April Aylor and Erin Perdue, Ponchatoula; Katie Bates, Elizabeth
Brown, and Kimberly Hilliard, Covington; Alicia Champlain, Hammond; Carly
Kambur, Mandeville; Stephanie Kocher, Baton Rouge; Melissa McKey, Denham
Springs; Renita Pea, Salt Flats; Mary Ann Phillips, Greenwell Springs;
and Lauren Villalobos, Chalmette.
Altos are Janel Matthews, Jackson;
Christina Menke and Michelle Menke, Hammond; Dryn Minor, Luling; Patricia
Ramirez, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Charlene Robinson, Ponchatoula; and Glen
Marie Young, Covington.
Tenors are Peter Cooper, Brooklyn,
N.Y.; Johnathan Fandal, Pearl River; Brian Martinez, Montz; Marc Marullo
and Jacob Hatty, Mandeville; Matthew Packard, Arabi; James Ponder, Zachary;
and Brandon Wear, Slidell.
Bass are Roy Curole, Siberia;
Douglas Devall and Aaron Turnipseed, Baton Rouge; Daniel Holmes, Ponchatoula;
Rosarian Hurtel and Jason Russell, Prairieville; Colby McCurdy and Scott
McDonough, Slidell; Philip Monroe, Arabi; Matt Spears, Frierson; and Jared
Women’s Chorale sopranos are
Christina Babin, Prairieville; Rachael Dantin and Jessica Davis, Ponchatoula;
Stephanie Kocher, Baton Rouge; Kimberly Hilliard, Covington; Katie Morgan
and Cali McQueen, Gonzales; Melissa McKey, Denham Springs; Stephanie Robertson,
Hammond; and Lauren Villalobos, Chalmette.
Altos are April Aylor and Jessica
Cressionnie, Ponchatoula; Maria Burkett, Chalmette; Kristin Glass, Denham
Springs; Rachel Johnson, Mandeville; Angela Kell, Baton Rouge; Michelle
LeBlanc, Gonzales; Leslie Palmer, Erika Simmons and Betty Turner, Hammond;
Mary Ann Phillips, Greenwell Springs, and Amy Usner, Metairie.
For additional information about
the concert, Contact Rowe at 985-549-2334.