Fall Chorale Concert set for next week

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Troy University Concert Chorale’s Fall Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Bush Memorial Baptist Church.

Diane Orlofsky, conductor of the Concert Chorale, said the singers are excited to perform this special concert for the public.

“The Concert Chorale consists of 36 singers and will be joined by a string quartet on the “Mass in G” by Franz Schubert.

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“This small masterwork features student soloists as well,” Orlofsky said. “We are thrilled to be able to perform a beautiful, small ‘jewel’ masterwork. The piece takes about 24 minutes to perform and it is the perfect example of the delicacy, lyricism and expressiveness of Schubert’s music. We are also looking forward to working with these wonderful string players.”

Continuing the theme of musical collaborations, members of the Troy University Dance Theater will provide a dance interpretation of the choral piece, “Locus Iste,” composed by Paul Mealor.

“I thought it appropriate to program this contemporary choral piece, which is based upon an ancient text used for dedication a new sanctuary,” Orlofsky said.

“We are looking forward to moving into a new facility at Troy University for music and dance. This piece symbolizes our excitement and anticipation for the future. ‘Locus Iste’ will be a delight for both the eyes and ears.”

The Concert Chorale will be joined by the choirs of Wallace Community College and Chipola College on Steve Danyew’s piece, “Filled with His Voice” and Moses Hogan’s arrangement of “The Battle of Jericho.”

“Hearing 100 voices on these two stirring selections will be a wonderful way to close out this concert of collaborations,” Orlofsky said.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to mark their calendars for this special concert. The Troy University Concert Chorale Fall Concert will be a musical experience that will not soon be forgotten, Orlofsky said.