Southeastern Concert Choir to perform November 1

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: October 23, 2012

      HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Fine and Performing Arts' Concert Choir and Women's Chorale will present "Nocturnes," a free concert featuring the works of Dan Forrest, on Thursday, Nov. 1.

     The 7:30 p.m. event, to be conducted by Southeastern Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe, will be held at the First United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Rue Denise in Hammond.

     Rowe said "Nocturnes" is three movements for chorus and percussion ensemble that include 'Stars,' 'Lightly Stepped a Yellow Star,' and 'Thou Motive of the Stars.' The groups will also perform 'Sure on This Shining Night,' by Morten Lauridsen and Gustav Holst's 'I Love my Love.'

     "The Concert Choir and Women's Chorale are two of our most accomplished and brilliant choral ensembles," said Fine and Performing Arts Department Head Ken Boulton. "Under Dr. Rowe's direction, these students display the very highest levels of musical expression and sensitivity, as well as consummate creativity in programming. For all lovers of the human voice, this concert is not to be missed."

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

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