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November 2004

Release Date: November 12, 2004

ASU Chorale to Present Music for Thanksgiving

A concert of music for the Thanksgiving season will be performed by the Angelo State University Concert Chorale in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church at 32 N. Irving in downtown San Angelo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23.

This special 'harvest presentation' is offered free of charge to the public as the ASU Concert Chorale helps the public ring in the winter holiday season.

The program will feature classical works by Johannes Brahms, Aaron Copland, Felix Mendelssohn and John Rutter. Also planned are early American hymns arranged by John Ness Beck, Paul Christiansen and Mack Wilberg. Among the more popular songs will be Wilberg's arrangements of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" and "Simple Gifts," Rutter's melodious anthem "For the Beauty of the Earth," and the finale from Copland's opera "The Tender Land."

The 60-voice, mixed chorus will be accompanied by Louellen Meyer on piano and pipe organ. A string quartet will feature Brandie Phillips and Debra Scott on violin, Dorothy Douthitt on viola, and Craig Leffer on cello. Additional accompaniment will be provided by the flute duo of Kathleen Carrico and Julia Bass Rogers.

Dr. Pamela Lee, ASU's director of choral activities, will conduct the musicians in this performance of Thanksgiving holiday favorites.