The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Chorale will make its European debut in December.
The public is invited to attend a preview when the Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert, Lux Arumque, will feature the seasonal music the Chorale is preparing in anticipation of the upcoming European tour.
The European tour has been two years in the planning and execution stages. After submitting audition tapes through Music Celebrations International, the Chorale has been selected to perform in some of the most noted churches and cathedrals in Europe. Concerts will include the beautiful Baroque St. Michael’s Cathedral in Budapest, Hungary; St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Minoritenkirche in Vienna, Austria; St. Michael’s in the Wall in Prague, Czech Republic; and Schloss Esterhazy, the summer home of the Esterhazy royal family in Eisenstadt, Austria.
Two completely different concerts are planned for the trip. The first is a concert of seasonal music appropriate to cathedral venues; the second focuses on the American Church Music Tradition, raging from Sacred Harp to Spirituals.
“I am so proud that this particular group of students will be the ones representing Southeastern in such a notable endeavor," Weger said. “They have worked tirelessly toward this goal and are singing beautifully. How fortunate we are that the community and university have also noted the value of this experience and have supported us in all ways.”