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|COMBINED CHOIRS PLAN HOLIDAY CONCERT
HAMMOND -- A choir of
Louisiana University and community singers will perform selections from
Handel’s “Messiah” and other holiday music at Hammond’s Holy Ghost Church
on December 8.
The 2 p.m. concert is free at the church,
located at 601 N. Oak Street. Alissa Mercurio Rowe, Southeastern’s interim
director of choral activities, will conduct the program which features
the combined voices of Southeastern’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, University
Choir and Northshore Chorale.
The Concert Choir is Southeastern’s
premier vocal ensemble, while the Women’s Chorale, University Chorus and
Northshore Chorale are non-auditioned ensembles open to all university
students and members of the community. The choral ensembles join voices
each holiday season for a special concert at a Hammond area churches.
The choirs will be accompanied by Cheryl
Brothers, piano, and Dal Talbot, organ.
Rowe said that in addition to selections
from Handel’s “Messiah,” including the “Hallelujah” chorus, the choirs
will perform Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and “Gloria Patri”
by Giovanni P. Palestrina. The program also includes “The Holly and the
Ivy,” “Mary Had a Baby,” “The Lord bless you and keep you” and “Deck the
For additional information on the concert,
contact Rowe at 985-549-2197.
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