Three SWOSU Choirs to Perform October 7


Three SWOSU choirs will perform in concert on Thursday, October 7, on the Weatherford campus.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

The Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Daniel Farris, will perform selections from their scheduled 2011 Oklahoma Music Educators concert.   Music will include Henry Purcell's Hear my prayer, O Lord, Robert Schumann's Zigeunerleben, Alberto Grau's arrangement of the Peruvian folk song Caramba, and David Wikander's Kung Liljekonvalje.  

Guest performers include Anthea Lin, piano faculty member, percussionists Jonathan Anzaldua and Enid Van Treese, and guitarists Bobby Wolfe and Hector Lopez.  The group will end with the Swingle Singer's arrangement of the Lennon-McCartney tune Good Night.

The Men's Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Sneed, will perform works by Viadana and Buxtehude, and they will be joined by percussionists Erich Spaeth, Jonathan Anzaldua and Tyler Paul for McCray's Sanctus.  The men will conclude with a folk song and sea chanty.  

The Women's Chorus, with Joyce Adams Curtis conducting, is accompanied by Karena Van Horn.  Selections include Basler's There is Sweet Music Here (based on a Tennyson poem); Blake's The Wild Geese; Wiechowicz's Som W Stawie Rybecki; and Holmes I Shall Keep Singing.  Janis South, SWOSU music faculty, will play horn on the Basler piece and will accompany the Holmes selection on piano.