Oklahoma Baptist University

University Chorale to Sing ‘Stuff Not in English’ in California

The University Chorale from Oklahoma Baptist University will present their Spring Concert Tour, titled "Stuff We Want to Sing That's Not in English (mostly)" April 24-25 in venues including Petaluma, Calif., and Modesto, Calif. The public is invited to attend the free performances.

The group will perform Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at Petaluma Valley Baptist Church, 580 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, Calif., and Sunday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Bible Church, 5057 Kiernan Court, in Modesto, Calif.

The concert will begin with "Gloria," from "The Masque of Angels," by Argento; "Daemon irrepit callidus" by Orbán; "Bogoróditse Djévo" by Pärt; "Ave maris stella" by Busto; and "Beati quorum via" by Stanford.

The second act of the concert will include "Amor de mi alma" by Stroope; "Contre Qui, Rose" by Lauridsen; "Salseo" by Galián; and "Butterfly" by Makaroff.

The Chorale will conclude their concert with "Psalm of Hope" by Ramsey; "Living Water of Life" by Lantz III; "Be Thou My Vision" by Childs; and "A Gaelic Blessing" by Rutter.

The University Chorale from Oklahoma Baptist
University will present their Spring Concert
Tour, titled "Stuff We Want to Sing That's
Not in English (mostly)" April 24-25 in California.
The University Chorale is directed by Dr. David DeSeguirant, OBU associate professor of music and director of choral activities, who is a native of San Lorenzo, Calif. The group is accompanied by Anita Williams. Assistant conductor is Morgan Gordon, a senior from Lexington, Okla., and student conductor is Casey Flynt, a junior from Turpin, Okla.

The Chorale presented their spring concert on campus April 20 in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. They also participated in OBU's "Spring Affair Show," a traditional variety show of musical and comedy acts, on April 17.

Since its founding in 1963, the University Chorale has been OBUs premiere mixed ensemble. Comprised of some of OBU's finest singers selected by audition, Chorale's purpose remains the same as it was in its earliest days: "to present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community."

University Chorale is in demand for performances in the state and region and maintains an active performing schedule both on and off campus. In the past seven years the Chorale has appeared at the Southwestern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, The Church Music Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Oklahoma State Youth Choir Festival and the Oklahoma Music Educators Association In-service Workshop.

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