Oklahoma Baptist University

University Chorale to Present Spring Concert May 1

The Oklahoma Baptist University Chorale, the premiere mixed ensemble on the OBU campus, will present its spring concert Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert’s theme of “Life, Love, and Sustenance” will feature songs such as “Flower of Beauty” by John Clements, “You Stole My Love” by Walter Cecil Macfarren, and “The Road Home” by Stephen Paulus.

The University Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, director of choral activities. He received a bachelor’s degree from OBU and a master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ballweg is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for various festivals, music contests and workshops across the country.

Comprised of 45 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.

The Chorale has previously appeared at the Southwestern Division Conference 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 Conference.

For more information about this concert or about the University Chorale, including audition information, concert bookings and schedule, contact the director at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu or call (405) 585-4316.

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