|SOUTHEASTERN, UNO CHOIRS PERFORM AT HAMMOND CHURCH APRIL 29
HAMMOND -- Choirs from
Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of New Orleans will
present a joint concert Friday, April 29, at Hammond’s First Baptist Church.
The free concert is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. at the church, located at 401 West Morris.
Alissa Mercurio Rowe, director
of choral activities at Southeastern, will conduct the Concert Choir, the
university’s premiere choral ensemble, and the Women’s Chorale, which performs
music written for treble voices. Sean Wallace, UNO’s director of choral
activities, will conduct the University of New Orleans Chorale.
The highlight – and finale – of
the program will be the combined choirs’ performance of Mozart’s “Missa
brevis in D.” Featured soloists from the Southeastern Concert Choir
are soprano Sarah Osterberger of Baton Rouge, alto Stephanie Robertson
of Hammond, tenors Marshall Dean of Denham Springs and Brandon Wear of
Slidell, and bass Simon Pfeil of Hammond.
The Concert Choir will open with
six works, including Claude Debussy’s “Trois chansons de Charles d’Orleans”
and “O magnum mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen, a west coast composer who
has emerged as one of America’s finest and most loved composers for choral
and vocal repertoire.
The Women’s Chorale will present
Francis Poulenc’s classic of treble choir literature, “Petites voix.”
For additional information about
the concert, contact Rowe at 985-549-2334 or email@example.com.