Three SWOSU Choirs Plan Fall Concert on October 8


Three Southwestern Oklahoma State University choirs will present a fall concert on Thursday, October 8, on the Weatherford campus.

The free concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Opening the concert will be the Men’s Chorus, directed by SWOSU’s new director of choral activities Dr. Bonnie Borshay Sneed. The chorus  will perform Jackson Berkey’s Nunc Dimittis and will also sing with special artists Enid Hennen on vibraphone, faculty pianists Dennis Widen and Anthea Lin (SWOSU’s new instructor of piano and music therapy),  and junior pianist Dustin Morningstar of Moore.

The Chamber Choir, conducted by Daniel Farris, will perform Sestina by Monteverdi.  This set of six madrigals is a lament based on the mythic text of the shepherd, Glauco, and the death of his nymph love, Corinna.

The Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Joyce Adams Curtis, will perform several pieces, including the spiritual Still I Rise, which will be conducted by graduate student Amanda Hughes.  The Women’s Chorus will be performing for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association in January.  This is the third time in seven years that the Women’s Chorus has been selected through audition process to perform at the OMEA Conference in Tulsa.