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September 2001

Release Date: September 24, 2001

ASU Choirs to Highlight 5 Centuries of Choral Music in Oct. 2 Concert

The Angelo State University Choirs will present their first concert of the fall semester Tuesday, Oct. 2, with a program sampling "Five Centuries of Choral Music."

The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Irving, in downtown San Angelo.

"Five Centuries of Choral Music" will offer a diverse sampling of exceptional choral compositions from the 16th through 20th centuries. The repertoire will include such sacred essentials as Lodovico Viadana's "Exultate, justi," Henry Purcell's "Bell Anthem," Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "Adoramus te, Christe," and "Alleluia" from J.S. Bach's sixth motet.

Additionally, the choirs will sing several pieces in a variety of languages, including Felix Mendelssohn's vigorous setting of "Psalm 115" in German, Claude LeJeune's famous chanson "Revecy venir du printemps" in French, "Placido รจ il mar" from Mozart's opera Idomeneo in Italian and the famous "Echo Song" for double chorus by Orlando di Lasso in Italian.

Other selections will include the English folksong "I Love My Love," arranged by Gustav Holst and "Scandalize My Name," an American folksong arranged by Robert Reynolds.

The one-hour concert will conclude with a medley of favorites from the 1954 Tony award-winning musical, Brigadoon, and Moses Hogan's jazzy arrangement of "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord."

Louellen Meyer will accompany the choir on piano and organ. The concert is under the direction of Dr. Pamela Lee, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at ASU.

For more information about the ASU Choirs, contact the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085, Ext. 221