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November 2007

Release Date: November 13, 2007

Holiday Classics to Highlight ASU Choir Concert

The Angelo State University Concert Chorale will present its annual Holiday Concert Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the sanctuary of Southland Baptist Church, 4300 Meadowcreek Trail.

Entitled “Magnificat,” this year’s program will feature classical sacred masterworks and traditional hymns of thanksgiving accompanied by brass, organ and percussion ensembles. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open free to the public.

Highlighting the evening will be compositions by 20th century composers Daniel Pinkham, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Lara Hoggard accompanied by a brass quartet. Pachelbel’s “Magnificat” for double chorus and organ continuo will invoke the grandeur and magnificence of the German Baroque era. The sublime melody “How Lovely are the Messengers” from Mendelssohn’s oratorio “St. Paul” and Ennio Morricone’s breathtaking theme from the 1986 film “The Mission” will also be featured.

Consistent with its annual holiday tradition, the Concert Chorale will also present some of its favorite hymn arrangements, including J. S. Bach’s famous concertato setting of “Now Thank We All Our God,” Mack Wilberg’s luxuriant arrangement of “Lead, Kindly Light” and John Ness Neck’s majestic “Hymn for Our Time.” “The Last Words of David” by Randall Thompson will complete the program.

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

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