University Choirs to perform at local churches

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University Choirs to perform at local churches

October 7, 2010

The choirs of Northwestern Oklahoma State University are preparing for two shows this month. Each performance is free, and anyone is welcome to attend.

The University Singers and Concert Choir will present “A Joyful Noise,” songs that celebrate the joy of singing, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The concert will take place at the First Baptist Church, 714 College Ave., in Alva.

Featured works will include Pärt’s “Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen,” the “Gloria” from the Nicholas Mass of Franz Joseph Haydn, “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,” “God is Seen” and “Come Away to the Skies,” arranged by Alice Parker, and Gustav Holst’s dramatic setting of Psalm 148.

The University Chorale’s 41 members will visit the First Presbyterian Church, 628 Church St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 to perform a concert of music that celebrates the rich heritage of life in Oklahoma.

“Red Dirt Legacy – Choral Music of Oklahoma” will feature Nancy Hill Cobb’s “Threnody,” written in honor of victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.