A Choral Parade of Nations in Concert

Published: February 21, 2012 | Read Time: 2 minutes

From East to West, every nation has their own distinctive sound that defines who they are. On Friday, February 24, the Southern Utah University's Department of Music's choirs will explore the sounds of France, Germany, Scotland, Brazil, Venezuela, China, Canada and the United States. Starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City, experience sounds of the world, by attending Parade of Nations. The program has been devised under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Baker, SUU’s Director of Choral Activities. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $3 for youth, SUU students are admitted free with a valid student ID.

The international-themed evening will feature guest conductor Hui Ling Lei from China, who has been observing here at SUU for the past year, will conduct pieces The Desert Night and Half Moon is Rising with Opus and Concert Choirs. Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Baker, the selections to represent France will be J'en ay le Dueil, Georges Auric and Ubi Caritas, Maurice Durufle. From Germany we will hear Alles hat seine Zeit by Joseph Haydn and Tafellied by the famous Johannes Brahms. Scotland’s unique heritage will be heard be pieces O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye arranged by Mack Wilberg; I'll Ay Call in By Yon Town arranged Mack Wilberg. The program will also include a Brazillian pieces by Pinto Fonesca, Muie' Rendera. Continuing to represent the diverse sounds of South America, there will be two songs from Venezuela Kasar Mie la Gaji, Alberto Grau and Yo le Canto todo el Dia, David Brunner. Heading north, two pieces arranged by Harry Somers, Feller From Fortune and The Old Mayflower, will represent Canada. The evening would not be complete without representing the Red, White and Blue with Battle Hymn of the Republic, Peter Wilhousky and Song of Democracy, Howard Hanson. Under the direction of Sara Guttenberg, the women’s choir will perform two pieces by Lee Kesselman, Ae Fond Kiss and Skye Boat Song.

Experience a global concert here in southern Utah by attending Parade of Nations.

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