Southeastern Concert Choir to perform October 17

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Fine and Performing Arts' Concert Choir and Women's Chorale will present "A Night at the Opera," a free performance on Thursday, Oct. 17, as part of Fanfare, the university's annual festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The 7:30 p.m. event, to be led by Southeastern Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe, will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Rue Denise in Hammond, and will feature student conductors Heidi Matherne of Bourg and Mary Peacock of Folsom.

Rowe said "A Night at the Opera" is an evening filled with love, betrayal, jealousy, death and redemption.

The choirs will perform favorite opera choruses, such as Bizet's "Habañera," from "Carmen," two scenes from Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and "Idomeneo," the revival scene from Floyd's "Susannah," and four of Verdi's favorite choruses," Rowe said.

Soloists include Alyssa Hernandez of Ponchatoula; Anastasiia Ped of the Ukraine; Analynn Sober of Lake Charles; Brent Goodrich of Sulphur; Dana Arthur of Abita Springs; Kayla Blanchard of Lafayette; Dustin Johnson of Covington; and Joshua Williams of Mandeville.

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


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