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Choirs present 'An Evening of Psalms' March 27

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s premier vocal groups, the Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale, will present “An Evening of Psalms,” Friday, March 27.

     The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Hammond’s First Baptist Church, 401 W. Morris St. The choirs will be conducted by Alissa Mercurio Rowe, director of choral activities in the Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.

     Rowe said the first half of the program includes sacred works, including psalms performed by the Women’s Chorale and Herbert Howells’ “Requiem,” performed by the Concert Choir.

     “Requiem” will feature as soloists Jane Rownd of Hammond, soprano; Maggie Probst, alto, and Joshua Williams, tenor, both of Mandeville; and Brandon Wear, tenor, and Colby McCurdy, baritone, both of Slidell.

     The second half of the concert includes the Women’s Chorale performance of the opening opera chorus from Smetana’s “Bartered Bride,” partsongs by Joseph Haydn, and the rousing spirituals “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel” for mixed chorus.

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

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