The Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and North Central Louisiana Masterworks Choir are coming together for the second time to perform.
Monday, the choirs will join to sing Mozart’s “Requiem” and Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” in Howard Auditorium.
“After the success of last year’s ‘Messiah,’ we decided to bring the choirs together again,” said Sean Teets, director of choral activities.
Teets said Masterworks is a choir open to the community and was founded around 15 years ago but took a brief hiatus for a few years.
“They started up again a while ago, and we thought it’d be a great opportunity to have them perform with our students,” he said.
Masterworks is a non-auditioned vocal ensemble committed to performing the finest of classical and contemporary choral repertoire. The chorus consists of members mainly from the north central Louisiana region. They generally perform two concerts per year and welcome all adults who would like to join.
Ryan Willis, a sophomore vocal music major, said working with professors and other Masterworks members has been a great experience.
“I’m glad that I’m getting another chance to do a piece with the combined choirs like last year with ‘Messiah,’” he said. “Our director, Dr. Teets, has done an excellent job of getting us ready for this concert, and it will show Monday night.”
The concert will feature soloists Dr. Lisa Maxedon, soprano; Dr. Lynn Clark, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Mark R. Clark, bass baritone and Mr. Bray Wilkins, tenor.
Alana Crump, a senior English and political science major, said the pieces have provided great learning opportunities.
“There’s a movement called ‘Lacrimosa’ I really like,” she said. “I like learning the different Latin words—like this one line, ‘Quam olim abrahae promisisti’ means ‘which was to Abraham promised,’ and it’s a strong, serious movement. So I’ve learned some Latin along the way.”
Mozart’s “Requiem” is one of his most famous works, according to an article by Tel Asiado. He left the work incomplete when he died.
Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” is a lesser-known work written completely in Latin.
Tickets will be available at the door, and at the Box Office (318-257-3942) between the hours of 1:30-4:30 p. m. Monday through Friday. They will be $5 for students with valid ID and $10 for general admission.
Individuals requiring special accommodations are asked to contact the choir department at least 48 hours in advance.
Those interested in joining Chamber Singers, Concert Choir or Masterworks Choir should contact Sean Teets at ste...@latech.edu.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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