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Choirs to perform April 26 at Columbia Theatre

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University choirs, along with the Northlake Performing Arts Society, will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem” and other selected pieces at a concert Monday, April 26, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     The 7:30 p.m. event, to be conducted by Southeastern vocal coordinator Alissa Mercurio Rowe, will include performances by the Southeastern Concert Choir, University Chorus, Women’s Chorale, and Northshore Chorale.
     The Concert Choir opens the program with an arrangement of J.S. Bach’s “Come Sweet Death” that also includes the addition of choralography or movement designed to highlight the meaning of the text.
     Student conductor Grady Sandidge, a senior music education major from Abita Springs, will make his conducting debut leading the combined choirs of 140 singers in Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria.” 
     The combined choirs will also perform Mozart’s Requiem. Student soloists include Cara Williams, soprano; Dustin Johnson, tenor; and Colby McCurdy, baritone. Becca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano, is a guest artist from New York City. She completed a master of music at the Manhattan School of Music and is currently a graduate diploma candidate at the Juilliard School studying with Edith Bers.
     Tickets are available for assigned seating through the Columbia Theatre box office, 220 East Thomas Street, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5, senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff. Southeastern students are admitted free with student identification. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 985-543-4371.

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