Monday, April 23, 2012

SBU Music Department Presents “Masterworks Concert”

SBU Music Department Presents “Masterworks Concert”

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Music Department of Southwest Baptist University will present its Masterworks Concert on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Pike Auditorium. The department’s massed choirs and orchestra will present “Come Let Us Sing”, op. 46, by Felix Mendelssohn and “Naenie,” op. 82 by Johannes Brahms. There is no admission charge.

Dr. James Tarrant, professor of music and director of choral studies, will conduct. Soloists are Dr. J. Andrew Campbell, tenor, and Dr. Kathy Brown, soprano, of the SBU music faculty, and Dr. Paula Patterson, mezzo-soprano and assistant professor of music at Missouri State University.

In its fourth decade, the Masterworks presentation annually provides southwest Missouri audiences the opportunity to experience musical works that are best presented by the combined efforts of department, university, and community. The repertoire has included the great classics, the unfamiliar pearls, and modern compositions of significance.


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