Musical performances to be held at local churches

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Musical performances to be held at local churches

October 5, 2009

Members of the University Chorale and concert choir at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will present a program on Friday, Oct. 9, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 629 Church St.

This program traces the poignant and dramatic evolution of the African-American Spiritual. It will feature works by some of the most beloved composers and arrangers of all time, including Robert Fountain, H.T. Burleigh, Jester Hairston, Mark Heyes, Thomas A. Dorsey, R. Nathaniel Dett, Andre Thomas, William Dawson and Moses Hogan.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, University Singers and the Northwestern Concert Choir will present songs celebrating the joy of singing at the First Baptist Church, located at 714 College Ave., from 7:30-9 p.m.

Featured works will include Bach’s “Kantate #50: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft,” Jean Belmont’s “If Music be the Food of Love,” Salamone Rossi’s “Al Naharot Bavel,” and Gerald Finzi’s “My Spirit Sang All Day.”

These performances are free and open to the public.