Janet L. McCoy


AUBURN -- Auburn University's Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus will give their annual Fall Choral Concert on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Lakewood Baptist Church in Austin.

The program, which begins at 2:30 p.m., is sponsored by AU's Department of Music and School of Fine Arts. All three choirs are under the direction of Thomas Smith, professor of music and director of Choral Activities at Auburn.

Following the tradition singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" and AU's "Alma Mater" by the concert choir, the concert will begin with selections by the AU's Women's Chorus, beginning with "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" by James McCray. The second selection will be "Christmas Dance of the Shepherds" by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly.

Pianist will be Veronica Sichivitsa, a doctoral student in music education, and flautist for these first two women's chorus selections will be Holli Ryan, a flute performance major at AU.

The Women's Chorus will then perform "Brush Strokes", a contemporary composition written by Joseph Martin for the Austin, Texas, Independent School District Treble Choir.

The Women's Chorus will conclude their portion of the concert with "I Am His Child", a ballad by Moses Hogan.

The concert will continue with the AU Men's Choir, which will sing "Let All Men Sing" by Keith Christopher. Veronica Sichivitsa will be the pianist for the Men's Chorus.

The second selection is a setting of "The Lord's Prayer" by David N. Childs, and Holli Ryan will again play the flute on this song.

The next selection will be the spiritual "Climbin' Up the Mountain", arranged by William Henry Smith, followed by Donald Moor's setting of the Civil War American folk song, "Goober Peas".

The Men's Chorus will conclude their portion of the concert with the Robert Shaw and Robert Hunter arrangement of the popular "Good Night, Ladies."

The program will conclude with the Concert Choir performing several selection from the concert of choral music by Moses Hogan. Scheduled to be performed is "Ride On, King Jesus", "Abide With Me", "E'vry Time I Feel the Spirit", "Old Time Religion" and "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord".

Guest soloists will be Ken Thomas and Bryan Jefffers.

The tradition performance of "America the Beautiful" with current and former members of the AU Concert Choir will conclude the program.

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CONTACT: Smith, 334/844-4194.