Winter quarter concert displays choirs' talents

Feb 14, 2014 | General News, Liberal Arts

The Louisiana Tech University choirs will perform the winter quarter concert Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The event, “The Poet and the Interpreter” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.
“I hope that the community will come watch our students conduct the Concert Choir, hear the musical settings of Robert Frost’s poetry, and the audience gets to participate in our closing number, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’” said John Petzet, director of choral activities. ”It’s going to be a blast.”
The Concert Choir will sing a variety of music conducted by Tech students Alyce Tarver, Katherine Neal, Larry Williams, Cody Chandler and Rebecca Bryan. The Chamber Singers will perform “Frostiana,” a set of seven country songs with music by American composer Randall Thompson and poetry by Robert Frost.
The Alexandrians, a choir from Alexandria High School, will give a special guest performance and will also sing John Rutter’s arrangement of “When the Saints Go Marching in” with both Tech choirs and a Dixieland band.
The concert will also include Mozart’s “Ave Verum” featuring the Tech String Quartet, Rachmaninoff’s “Ave Maria” from the Vespers and two Shakespeare texts set to doo-wop and country music styles.
Tickets, which will be sold at the door, will be $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under.