Eisenhower High Gentry Singers to join Cameron Concert Choir, Centennial Singers in concert

The Eisenhower High School Gentry Singers will join the Cameron University Concert Choir and Cameron University Centennial Singers in concert on Thursday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. The performance will feature a wide variety of choral literature. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens/military/student, and free to current Cameron University students with a valid CUID. Tickets will be available at the door.

The repertoire for the Cameron University Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Earl Logan and accompanied by Yiuka Chan Spannagel, will feature selections from Wolfgang Mozart's "Requiem," including "Requiem aeternam," "Rex tremendai," and "Lacrimosa." Soloists include Rubin Ghimire of Kathmandu, Nepal; Ashley Arbour of Norman; and Lawtonians Prudence Miller, Brielle Capps, Carla San Miguel, and Jonathan Phelps, who will also conduct a section. The selections highlight the stylistic variety in the "Requiem," which was perhaps Mozart's final composition and was only partially finished at his death in 1791. The choir will also perform "Proud Music of the Storm" by Stephen Chatman, a setting of poems from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."

The Cameron Centennial Singers will perform several jazz and pop hits including "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Embraceable You," both arranged by Kirby Shaw, as well as Darmon Meader's arrangement of "Moonglow," Lennon and McCartney's "Goodnight," and Stephen Zegree's arrangement of "How High the Moon." Student soloists will include vocalist Melissa Delgado of Lawton, Jarod Grice of Frederick on guitar and Matthew Stringfellow of Lawton on string bass. Doris Lambert is the conductor of the Cameron Centennial Singers, and Kristina Henckel is the group's piano accompanist.

The Eisenhower High School Gentry Singers, conducted by Debbie Wood, will perform "Sicut Cervus" by Palestrina and "Sam Was a Man" by Vincent Persichetti. The Eisenhower High School Gentry Singers will also join with the Cameron Concert Choir on the Robert Ray composition, "He Never Failed Me Yet," with vocal soloists Cameron University student Anjelika Ramsdell of Lawton and Jonathan Miller from Eisenhower High School.

For more information, please call the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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April 22, 2010

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