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Choirs to perform at Abbey May 3

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University choirs will present a program of classical works by composers such as Felix Mendelssohn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Joseph Hayden May 3 at the St. Joseph’s Abbey in Covington.

     The 3 p.m. concert conducted by Alissa Mercurio Rowe, director of choral activities in the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, is free to the public. It will feature the student singers of the Concert Choir, Women’s Choral and University Chorus, joined by the community singers of the Northshore Chorale.

     The program will open with Women’s Chorale, performing Mendelssohn’s “Veni, Domine” featuring sopranos Kelly Todd of Houma and Alyssa Carranza of Lafayette and alto Kayla Louis of Ponchatoula. The Chorale will also perform a Psalm Trilogy by Srul Irving Glick.

     The Concert Choir, the university’s premier vocal ensemble, will present Herbert Howells “Requiem,” featuring soloists Jane Rownd of Hammond, Maggie Probst and Joshua Williams of Mandeville, Brandon Wear and Colby McCurdy of Slidell and Kim Dupre of Luling.

     The combined University Chorus and Northshore Chorale will present Williams’ “O Clap Your Hands” and Daniel Burton’s “Come All Ye That Labor,” directed by student conductor Elyse German of Pearl River.

     The choirs will also perform Joseph Haydn’s “Missa Sancti Nicolai” (“Nicholas Mass”) and Brazilian composer Ernani Aguiar’s “Salmo 150.”

     For additional information, contact Rowe at or 985-549-2334.

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