Cameron University Concert Choir and Centennial Singers to present joint concert

The Choral Program of the Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will present a combined performance featuring the Cameron University Concert Choir and the Centennial Singers on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. Cameron faculty, staff and students are admitted free with CU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts at 580-581-2346.

The Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Christian Morren and accompanied by Tom Willoughby, will perform a repertoire by famed American composers, and the Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert, will perform a variety of music representing selections made famous by honorees of the Kennedy Center Awards.

The Concert Choir will perform modern pieces such as Morten Laurdisen’s “Sure on This Shining Night,” and Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep”, as well as compositions by classic choral masters. The latter includes Aaron Copland’s “At the River” and “Zion’s Walls.”

Cameron University student Amy Morales will perform her composition, “Reminisce,” featuring Dr. Kirsten Underwood on cello.

The Centennial Singers will begin their portion of the concert with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, followed by Leonard Bernstein’s “Take Care of This House/My House”, which will feature Dr. Kirsten Underwood on solo cello. Gloria Estefan’s “Turn the Beat Around,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, will feature soloist Lorenzo Butler. The Centennial Singers will be joined by members of the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble for John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Got To Get You Into My Life” as arranged by Kirby Shaw and featuring soloist Natasha Scharfenberg.

Members of the vocal ensembles are listed below by hometown. Some students are members of both ensembles.

Altus: Gabrial Caron

Comanche: Stacia Prucha, Mikayla Stephenson

Harker Heights, Texas: Joshua Rodriguez

Lawton/Fort Sill: Graciela Adams, Haleigh Adams, Lorenzo Butler, Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, Ashlyn Claxton, Codie Cowan, Alexander Dominguez,  Tara Gill, Celita Gonzalez, Brittiney Hargrove, Ashley Hunter, Tina Johnson, NyAsia Jones, Corbyn Nauman, Kevin Newton-Salter, Matthew Ortner, Peter Macias, Amy Morales, Kristine Rodriguez-Tosado, Stephanie Sabol, Roman Salas, Natasha Scharfenberg, Josie Smotherman, Mena Stone, Diana Webb

Kempner, Texas: Honora Glass

Marlow: Dustin Payne

Newport, Rhode Island: Reagan Williams



February 28, 2018