The East Central University Singers and University Chorale will be performing a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada.
Members of the ECU Singers and University Chorale include Melody Dunn, Sulphur; Camilla Pollock, Tishomingo; Kayla Williams, Madill; Keeli Fisher, Davis; Kendall Carter, Sulphur; Zach Champagne, Tishomingo; Justin Doughty, Ardmore; Stephen McCleskey, Ardmore; Clayton Sullivan, Tishomingo; and Michael Woodall, Sulphur.
The ECU Singers will be performing a new composition by Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski entitled “Now Go Ye in to Jerusalem.” Also being performed by the ECU Singers will be a beautiful setting of “Ardoramus te, Christe” by the 18th century Italian composer Quirino Gasparini, “Pavane” (op. 50) by Gabriel Faure, and “Christ lag in Todesbanden” by J.S. Bach. Finally, the ECU Singers will perform “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre, composed in 2002.
The University Chorale will be performing a program of contemporary choral works they will be featuring at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association State Convention in Tulsa on Jan. 17, 2013. These works will include two by Ola Gjeilo, a beautiful setting of “Ubi Caritas” and “The Ground” which is based on a chorale from his “Sunrise Mass’ for choir and orchestra, “Chanson Eloignee” by Morten Lauridsen, “O Nata Lux” by Davison and Lupinski, and Nacht und Morgen by Gyorgy Ligeti.
An opportunity to make a donation to the University Chorale travel fund will be offered during the concert. The University Chorale has the opportunity to take a trip to Washington D.C. where it will perform at various venues, including the Kennedy Center-Millennium Stage and the possibility to perform at the National Cathedral and White House. Donations will help go toward the cost of the trip for each of the students.