MacArthur High School to join Cameron University Concert Choir and Centennial Singers for concert

The Cameron University Concert Choir and the Cameron University Centennial Singers will be joined by the MacArthur High School Choir for a showcase of vocal talent on Thursday, October 22. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a Cameron ID.

"High schools throughout southwest Oklahoma contain a wealth of musical talent," says Dr. Jim Lambert, Chair, CU Department of Music. "We are delighted to showcase the MacArthur High School Choir as part of our Fall 2009 concert."  

The Cameron University Concert Choir, conducted by Associate Professor Dr. Earl Logan, will perform Mozart's "Kyrie" (from his C-minor "Mass"), Carillo's "O Magnum Mysterium," Erick Whitacre's "The Lord's Prayer," and Ralph Vaughn Williams' "Antiphon." CU students Sabrina Harrell, April Abraham and Jonathan Phelps, all of Lawton, will be the featured soloists. Lawton native Sonja Detweiler, the 2009 Cameron Music Presser Scholar, will guest conduct the Carillo composition. Yiuka Chan Spannagel is the piano accompanist for the Cameron Concert Choir.

The Cameron University Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert and accompanied by pianist Kristina Henckel, will perform Haydn's "Dona Nobis Pacem," Mark Hayes' arrangement of "Simple Gifts," Gilpin's "Never Gonna Walk this Journey Alone",  Irving Berlin's "What'll I Do?", Lennon and McCartney's "Michelle," and Sammy Cahn's "Come Fly with Me." 

The MacArthur High School Choir will perform Joseph Martin's "Come to the Music" and Randall Stroope's "I Am Not Yours." The MacArthur High School Choir is conducted by Kelly Martin and will be accompanied by April Martin on piano. 

All three musical ensembles will join forces for Rossini's "The Excursion."

For information about this concert and about Cameron's music programs, contact Dr. James Lambert, Chair, in the CU Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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October 8, 2009

PR#09-204