Southeastern choirs to join Northshore Choral Society for performance April 8

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Chorus, Concert Choir, and Women's Chorale will join with the Northshore Choral Society in a performance on April 8.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Southeastern faculty, staff, and non-Southeastern students, and free for students with a Southeastern I.D. and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 East Thomas Street.

Brian Martinez, director of the University Choir and Northshore Choral Society, will direct the choirs.

Southeastern's Concert Choir will perform two pieces by Gwyneth Walker, featuring a solo by Alex McConnell in one of the pieces, Martinez said. Southeastern's Women's Choir will perform a set of three pieces, also by Walker.

"The Concert Choir, Women's Choir and University Chorus students will combine and sing Walker's setting of 'How Can I Keep From Singing,'" said Martinez. "We recently had a masterclass with Gwyneth Walker, and she really enjoyed our interpretations of her songs. We decided to feature them in the Requiem concert."

Southeastern's Concert Choir, Women's Choir and University Chorus, along with the Northshore Choral Society, will join forces to perform the John Rutter "Requiem." The performance will include two soprano solos by Analynn Sober and Michelle Guillot.

For tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 985-543-4371.

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

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