The University of Southern Mississippi's Southern Chorale will perform
at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 in the St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
in Gulfport. The concert is free and open to the public.
St. Peter's are delighted to host a vocal ensemble of the caliber
of the Southern Chorale," said Maria Watson, coordinator of
St. Peter's Artist Series, which is sponsoring the concert. "This
program offers great variety -- from the Baroque period to the Beatles.
I think there is something in it for everyone."
As part of
the Southern Miss Gulf Coast's Ambassador Series and St. Peter's
Artist Series, the 50-voice chorale will perform two pieces by Jean
Berger, a significant contributor to 20th century choral music,
who died last year. The Berger pieces are "The Eyes of All
Wait upon Thee" and "Ye Shall Go out with Joy."
be performed along with a number of other sacred works such as a
movement from Handel's "Dixit Dominus." Additional contemporary
works are "Alleluia," by Ralph Manuel and "John the
Revelator," a new gospel setting by Ivory and Caldwell. Both
organ and piano accompany the chorale for different selections.
Under the direction
of Dr. Gregory Fuller, the chorale includes a large number of junior,
senior and graduate student music majors at Southern Miss, as well
as several vocalists from other disciplines.
The group sings
a varied program of significant chorale literature for a cappela
choir and accompanied chorus. In addition, it includes five chamber
ensembles. Their fall tour will offer three formal concerts, including
the upcoming St. Peter's performance and a number of classroom presentations
at high schools and community colleges in south Mississippi.
Three of the
five chamber groups are traveling on the fall tour. Some of their
repertoire, ranging from spirituals to contemporary settings of
Beatles' hits will be included in the Oct. 19 concert at St. Peter's,
located at 1912 E. Beach Blvd. in Gulfport.
For more information
call (228) 863-2611.