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11/2/99

Janet L. McCoy

AU CONCERT CHOIR TO PERFORM WITH MOSES HOGAN

AUBURN -- New Orleans composer and arranger Moses Hogan will join the Auburn University Concert Choir in presenting a program on his choral works on Nov. 9.

The free concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will be at the Auburn United Methodist Church.

Hogan, the Artist-In-Residence at Loyola University in New Orleans is a pianist, conductor, composer and arranger of international recognition. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, he also studied at New York's Julliard School of Music and at Louisiana State University.

Hogan won first place in the prestigious 28th annual Kosciusko Foundation Chopin Competition in New York.

"Hogan's contemporary setting of spirituals, orginial compositions and other works have been revered by audiences and praised by critics," said Thomas Smith, a professor of music at AU.

Hogan has been commissioned to arrange and perform compositions for the PBS documentary, "The American Promise," and his discography includes recordings of spirituals by soprano Barbara Hendricks and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The more than 100 voices of the Auburn University Concert Choir is under the direction of Smith.

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CONTACT: Smith, 334/844-4194.