Red River Chorale Concert
“A Time to Reflect and a Time of Renewal”
Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church Sanctuary
On Saturday evening, March 5, 2016, the Red River Chorale will present “A Time to Reflect and a Time of Renewal.” This beautiful, meditative concert will be performed in the sanctuary of Emmanuel Baptist Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Since the performance is during the penitential season of Lent, the program will include beautiful works expressing the themes of repentance, forgiveness and hope. The first part of the program includes “Timete Dominum,” a work which is based on Psalm 33 and expresses the assurance that those who honor the Lord will be richly blessed. Also included in this portion of the concert is “Out of the Depths,” a short work based on Psalm 130 which expresses the assurance that those who mourn will be comforted by a merciful God. Finally in Part 1 is “Kyrie,” a stately musical expression of the “Kyrie” (“Lord have mercy…”) from the liturgy of the mass.
The centerpiece of this concert is “Requiem,” a composition which includes settings of the primary parts of the mass, with the inclusion of several Psalms, and the beautiful motet, “Pie Jesu”. It concludes with the hauntingly beautiful, uplifting “Lux Aeterna”–“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors. Grant them rest eternal, and let perpetual light shine upon them.”
The concert will be directed by Artistic Director Dr. Burt Allen, and accompanied by pianist Dr. Christine Allen, Professor of Piano at NSU; organist is Susan Cauley, organist at Emmanuel Baptist Church; and cello. Guest soloist will be D’nissa Hester, Vocal Faculty at NSU. Chorale soloists will be Sharon Saybe, Sara Puryear-Dunn, Dale Higgenbotham and John Dunn.
Concert tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are available now from any Chorale member, Red River Music, www.redriverchorale.com, www.ticket-central.org and at the door if space is available. For more information, call (318) 484-4463.