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FSU Presents Annual Spring Choral Concert

The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the Annual Spring Choral Concert, Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature Collegium Musicum and the University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg and assisted by pianist Kimberly Andrews.

The University Chorale selections include two Latin fragments: "Ave Maris Stella" by Estaban Salas and "Deo Dicamus Gratias" by G. A. Homilius, "Eli, Eli" by Gyorgy Deak-Bardos, Lloyd Pfautsch's "Triptych: Musicks Empire," "Orpheus With His Lute" and "Consecrate the Place and Day." They will also perform two Samoan folk songs, "Minoi, Minoi" and "La'u Lupe," arranged by the Zealand composer Christopher Marshall, and two gospel selections, "My God Is an Awesome God" and "Praise His Holy Name," by the American composer Keith Hampton. The University Chorale will conclude the concert with "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky.

Collegium Musicum's performance will include Henry Purcell's "Hear my Prayer, O Lord" and "My Prayer" by Bob Chilcott. They will also perform the Japanese folk song "Sakura" arranged by Toru Takemitsu, "Arirang," a Korean folk song, arranged by Chen Yi, "Song for a Young Country," a setting of a traditional Maori text and poems by Robyn Hyde from New Zealand, by David Hamilton, and "Kondalilla" from Australian composer Great Southern Spirits. Collegium Musicum will conclude their performance with "Makin? Whoopee," arranged by Kirby Shaw, and arrangements of the Beatles "Yesterday" and "Blackbird."

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (301) 687-4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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