University Choir to debut songs from Europe tour, present spring concert

March 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

University Choir to debut songs from Europe tour, present spring concert

BUIES CREEK -- The Campbell University Choir will present their spring concert on April 1 at 8 p.m. in the Scott Concert Hall. According to Phillip Morrow, Campbell’s director of choral activities, the concert “is no joke.”

The choir will debut a few selections they sang while on tour in Europe. On their nine-day tour, they had the opportunity to visit the Czech Republic and Austria. There, they were able to see many places such as the state opera house where Mozart first premiered “Don Giovanni.”

Morrow said the spring concert will have “a world music flavor” and that the diverse repertoire of selections will include two renaissance pieces, modern day church anthems, two Venezuelan folk pieces, an African chant piece and a few spirituals. The entire program, which will not be more than an hour long, will featuref composers Eric Whitaker, Thomas Weelkes, Eleanor Dailey and Ola Gjeilo.

“Come on out,” Morrow said. “It’ll be an exciting concert.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about Campbell University’s fine arts events, visit the Campbell events page. Any student interested in joining the Campbell University Choir can contact Morrow at [email protected]. -- Katria Farmer