SNU Chorale in Spring Concert

The SNU Chorale will present their final concert of the 2003-2004 season on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Hall, located just north of 39th and College on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.

Conducted by Dr. D. Brent Ballweg, SNU Professor of Music, the 36-member ensemble will sing a program of both sacred and secular repertoire. The first half of the program features the “Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Written around 1800 A.D., this stunning work is characterized by the exciting fugal climax on the text “In thee, O Lord, I have trusted.” Also included in the first half are pieces by several modern composers including Javier Busto, Gyorgy Orban, Larry Fleming, and Moses Hogan.

The second half of the program will begin with a trio of SNU students Sarah Cantley, Leslie Hicks, and Chrissie Nutting singing “Salut Printemps” (Hail Spring) by Claude Debussy. The Chorale will then present selections from Johannes Brahm’s Liebeslieder Walzer (Lovesong Waltzes), Op. 52, assisted by Mr. Tim Marek and Dr. Steven Betts on the piano. The concert will conclude with one of the Liebeslieder Polkas, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by P. D. Q. Bach.

Admission is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Rhonda Spear in the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6324 or rspear@snu.edu.