The Cameron Concert Choir and the Cameron Centennial Singers will join forces to present a combined concert on Thursday, April 30 in the University Theatre at 8 p.m. Dr. Earl Logan serves as conductor for the Cameron Concert Choir, which will be accompanied by Yuika Chan Spannagel. Doris Lambert is the conductor of the Cameron Centennial Singers. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students, members of the military and senior citizens. CU faculty, staff and students are admitted free with proper ID. For more information, contact the CU Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
The Cameron University Concert Choir will perform music by "All Breathing Life" by J. S. Bach, Brahms' "Requiem," and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem." Of these selections, Logan says, "Bach teaches the structure and harmony that most Western music is based upon. In addition, the contrapuntal melodies of the music offer a challenge to each of the music students."
Regarding the Brahms' "Requiem," he says, "Harmonies and dynamics are only terms until the music students encounter these in the music of Brahms." Logan describes the melodies of Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has struck a commonality with the singers and the public, both "sharp and biting" as well as "lyrical and beautiful."
Members of the Cameron Concert Choir are Amber Austin and Selina Donahue, Cache; Jasmine Glass, St. Louis, MO; Sarah Goedicke, Altus; Jarod Grice, Frederick; Shapauni Hunter, Comanche; Caitlin Johnson, Fort Cobb; Jacob Aguilar, Matt Armstrong, Melissa Delgado, Sonja Detweiler, Casey Foster Sabrina Harrell, Erin Hoff, Shawna Horn, Jeff Humphries, Jimmy Jones, Jordan Kurzyniec, Jonathan Phelps, Eli Ramirez, Anjelika Ramsdell, Derrick Shelton, Randy Wade, Wayne White and Clint Williams, Lawton.
Concert Choir members Delgado, Foster, Hoff, Humphries, Jones and Ramsdell are also members of the CU Centennial Singers, joining Tiffany Smith, Melinda Taylor and Ashley Williams, all of Lawton. The Centennial Singers will perform "Tournez, Tournez!" by Randall Stroope, "Shenandoah" arranged by John Purifoy, "Lambscapes" by Eric Barnes, and "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl.
April 14, 2009