Southeastern Bella Voce to perform November 14


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts will present Bella Voce in a choral performance at St. Joseph Abbey, 75376 River Road in Covington, Wednesday, Nov. 14.
     Titled “Meditationes Sacrae” (Sacred Meditations), the free performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe will direct the choir with the assistance of undergraduate student conductor Hannah Orgeron of Boutte.
     Rowe said the concert is a completely a cappella program of sacred motets written by contemporary composers.
     “The music is incredibly stunning,” said Rowe. “We will be accompanied by crystal tuned water glasses during ‘Meditationes Sacrae’ that hark back to medieval times with chant-like singing and later accompanied by violins, bongos and tambourine in ‘Jubilate Deo.’”
     Sopranos performing in the concert include Caroline Abadie of Luling, Sara Cage and Hannah Turner of Baton Rouge, Carley Duet of Cut Off, Elizabeth Langley and Vivian McCalman of Mandeville, Elizabeth Robbins of North Royalton, Ohio, and Orgeron.
     Altos performing in the concert include Deondra Bell and Madison Wilson of Baton Rouge, Sydney Finneman and Kaylin Guillory of Covington, Anna Labranche and Claire Putnam of Mandeville, Cheyenne Moore of Slidell, and Madelyne Taylor of Watson.
     For more information about the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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