Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: April 22, 2013
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University choirs, together with the Northshore Choral
Society, will combine to present "A Night of Brahms" at the Columbia Theatre for the
Performing Arts in downtown Hammond on Tuesday, April 30.
Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the 100-voice choir will be directed by Alissa Mercurio Rowe, director of choral activities. The performance will feature chorus and orchestra, including harp and four-hand piano.
Rowe said the concert will open with the Southeastern Women's Chorale performing Johannes Brahms' d"Gesënge für Frauenchor," a four-movement work for women's chorus with harp and two French horns. The Southeastern Concert Choir – consisting of the leading female and male vocalists at the university – will then perform one of Brahms' most well-known works, "Liebselieder Walzer," featuring interim Department Head Kenneth Boulton and his wife JoAnne Barry on four-hand piano.
The program will include three other Brahms works: "Geistliches Lied," "Nänie," and "Schicksalslied" ("Song of Destiny").
"These are some of Brahms' most beloved choral works," said Rowe. "They are filled with lush harmonies and melodies that weave through the texture without end."
Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, 220 East Thomas Street, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern alumni, faculty, and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with student identification. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 985-543-4371.