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Westminster College Spreads Music Throughout Campus, Nov. 13 & 15

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Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015

This week, the School of Music at Westminster College will highlight choral talent during two upcoming productions in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The events are free and open to the public.

At 7:30 p.m., November 13, the Men’s and Women’s Choir will host their fall concert, performing works by Eleanor Daley, David Hill, Jackie O’Neill, Kurt Knecht, and Michael Kregler. Dr. Samuel Barbara, assistant professor of music, and Edgar Groves, adjunct faculty, will conduct.

The Men’s Choir will perform music including, “And I’ll Kiss Thee Yet” by Jackie O’Neill; “Got a Mind to Do Right” arranged by David Morrow; “Be Thou My Vision” arranged by Dan Forrest; “Soldier’s Elegy” by Michael Kregler; “Canto Del Agua” by David Hill, featuring James Helwig on guitar and Scott Webler on the congas; and “Manly Men” by Kurt Knecht.

The women’s choir will sing “How Can I Keep From Singing” by Robert Lowry and arranged by P.D. Tullock; “Cantate Domino” by Alejandro Comsolacion II; “Agnus Dei” by Jason McCoy; “The Sleigh (A la Russe)” by Richard Kountz; “The Snow” by Edward Elgar; “Hanerat Halalu (A song of Hanukah)” by B.J. Cohon and arranged by Blanche Chess; “The Rose” by Amanda McBroom and arranged by Julie Knowles; and Carol of the Bells by M. Leontovich and arranged by Wilhousky.

Together, the men’s and women’s choirs will sing “Ride On, King Jesus!” arranged by Larry Flemming.

At 3 p.m., November 15, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will present works by J.S. Bach, Stacy V. Gibbs, Ola Gjeilo, Veljo Rormis, Mack Wilberg, and others. The concert is conducted by Barbara.

The Chamber Singers will sing “Great God Almighty” arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs; “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre; “Hodie Christus natus est” by Francis Poulenc; “Mă luai, luai” by Tudor Jarda, “The Rune of Hospitality” by Alf Houkom, featuring Arron Sutton on guitar; “O whistle and I’ll come to ye” by Mack Wilberg, featuring Becca Bly, soprano; and I’ll ay call in by yon town” by Mack Wilberg.

The Concert Choir will present “Bright Morning Star” by Fred Squatrito; “Knarbik (Heather) from Autumn Landscapes” by Veljo Tormis; “Cantate Domino canticum novum” by Josef-Friedrich Doppelbauer; “Eli, Eli!” by Gyorgy Deak-Bárdos; “Gloria in excelsis Deo from Cantata 191” by Johann Sebastian Bach; Benedicamus Domino; and “The Ground from Sunrise Mass” by Ola Gjeilo, featuring Ashleigh Nealer and Miranda Nash on violin, Audrey Nickle on viola, and Jennifer Vogel on cello.

For more information, contact Barbara at or (724) 946-7278.