-- The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Ambassador
Series will present an evening of high-powered chorale literature
The May 6 concert,
which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. at
the First Baptist Church in Gulfport. It is the first of two performances,
as the Southern Chorale, the Concert Choir, the Gulf Coast Civic
Chorale and the Hattiesburg Choral Union join forces. The second
performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 at Parkway Heights
United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The concerts will feature
Norman Dello Joio's "To Saint Cecilia" and John Rutter's
"Glori," both of which use a brass ensemble.
Chorale, the Concert Choir and the Hattiesburg Choral Union are
conducted by Gregory Fuller, director of choral activities at Southern
Miss. A member of the conducting faculty, he teaches and advises
undergraduate and graduate students.
Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale is conducted by Joanne Edwards. She
currently serves as chair for Community Choirs in the Southern Division
of the American Choral Directors Association.
will open with the Gulf Coast Civic Chorale performing "The
May Night" by Johannes Brahms, "Give Me Jesus" arranged
by Larry Fleming and Joseph Martin's "The Awakening."
segment of the program will include Norman Dello Joio's "To
Saint Cecilia." This work features the Southern Chorale and
Concert Choir, both from the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss,
as well as a brass ensemble.
Dello Joio piece, the Southern Chorale will perform two sets of
pieces. The first are new settings by Howard Helvey written for
the Madison (Wisconsin) Chamber Choir to be released this spring.
The group will then feature two pieces from "Candide"
by Leonard Bernstein.
concert will be John Rutter's "Gloria," sung by the Gulf
Coast Civic Chorus of Southern Miss's Gulfport campus and the Hattiesburg
For more information,
call Joanne Edwards at (228) 863-9879.