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Southeastern Chorale to perform at state conference

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Chorale — Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s premier vocal ensemble — has been chosen to be a featured performer at the 2014 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Annual Conference.

The Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, will perform at the Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. This is the highest honor granted to performing organizations within the state.

This performance will mark the third appearance of the Southeastern Chorale as an honor group in the last nine years.

The Chorale has also performed twice as a demonstration group for workshops at the conference.

The Chorale will perform mostly a cappella choral works in varying styles. One of the highlights will be presenting a new choral work based on a Native American story, “Celestial Dances of Children,” commissioned by the Southeastern Chorale and composed by David Childs.

The performance is another in an impressive succession of quality concerts and opportunities featuring the Southeastern Chorale. The group most recently performed in Europe with appearances in the cathedrals of Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

The Chorale will embark this winter on a regional tour through parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

Chorale members are voice students of Jeremy Blackwood, Elizabeth Knight and Sylvia Rivers. Dr. Tristan Eggener will serve as accompanist for this event.