Monday, April 9, 2012

SBU Chorale Presents its Final Concert of the Season

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. The Chorale of Southwest Baptist University will present its final concert of the season on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Pike Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of professor of music and director of choral studies, Dr. James R. Tarrant, the selectively auditioned choir will present Morten Lauridsen’s choral song cycle, “Les Chansons des Roses” as well as works by other American composers.

In the past decade, the Chorale has performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association state convention, the Missouri Baptist Convention gatherings and numerous churches and high schools across the state. Since 2005, the Chorale has also performed in cathedrals and other historic venues in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany including a rare performance in the “Singers Room” in the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.


Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit

SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications is available to news media 24 hours a day at (417) 399-7918.