Southeastern choirs to join Northshore Choral Society for performance Dec. 2

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: November 19, 2012

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Chorus and Women's Chorale will join with the Northshore Choral Society in a performance in Hammond on Dec. 2

     Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the free performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, located at 401 West Morris.

     Southeastern Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe will direct the choirs, along with Anthony Sears, a 1994 Southeastern graduate who currently teaches at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. The performance will feature the chorus and orchestra.

     The concert will include the University Chorus performing Antonio Vivaldi's other "Gloria." According to Rowe, there were two.

     "This is the less recognizable 'Gloria,' but equally as beautiful a piece," she said. "They will perform that plus four holiday carols with orchestra – 'What Sweeter Music,' 'Away in a Manger,' 'Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day," and 'Merry Christmas.'"

     Rowe said the concert will also include the Pergolesi "Stabat Mater," another multi-movement work with solos, duet and chorus interspersed throughout.

     "It is dark and somber in contrast to the Vivaldi 'Gloria,'" she said.

     For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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