Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present the Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus in concert on Monday, April 29, at 7:30 pm in Mabee Fine Art Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Ouachita Singers program will include “Cantate Domino” by Claudio Monteverdi, “Vidi aquam” by Michael McCarthy, “With a Voice of Singing” by Kenneth Jennings, “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel Gawthrop, “I Am Not Yours” by David Dickau, “Ce beau printemps” by Mark Sirett, “To the Mothers in Brazil: Salve Regina” arranged by Gunnar Eriksson, “Cells Planets” arranged by Vince Peterson, “My Flight for Heaven” by Blake Henson, “All My Trials” arranged by Norman Luboff and “The Battle of Jericho” by Moses Hogan. They are directed by Dr. Gary Gerber, chair of OBU’s Division of Music, and will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Adam Haas, lecturer in music.
The Women’s Chorus program will present “Morning Hymn and Alleluia” from The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers, “Magnificat” by Z. Randall Stroope, “I Am Not Yours” by David N. Childs, “Grace” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Esto Les Digo” by Kinley Lange, “Still I Rise” by Rosephanye Powell, “If Music Be the Food of Love” by David Dickau and “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down” arranged by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory. They are accompanied on piano by Glenda Aldridge, adjunct professor of music.
“Our portion of the concert will be packed with an incredible variety of music from exciting, inspirational spirituals to warm love songs to awesome songs of worship,” said David Stanley, instructor of music and director of Women’s Chorus.
“There is sure to be something for everyone’s musical tastes, including musical selections in English, Spanish and Latin,” Stanley added. “The group really creates an electrifying, moving sound that will make the audience’s spirits soar.”
For more information, contact the School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129 or Dr. Gary Gerber at email@example.com.
By Mary Castleman