Symphonic choir invites community participation

Symphonic choir invites community participation

Press Release Date: 08-29-2011

DURANT, Okla. – This year marks the ninth season of the Southeastern Symphonic Choir, directed by Dr. Stacy Weger. Hosted by the Department of Music on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, this group offers community members, University students, faculty and staff, the opportunity to come together to sing major choral works.

This group is the featured performance group for the Candlelighting ceremony on campus, Southeastern’s oldest tradition. This year, the Southeastern Symphonic Choir will rehearse each Monday from 6-8 p.m. in Fine Arts 116, the Choral Rehearsal Hall. This choir is open to all with an interest in choral singing.

This season the choir will be presenting “A Christmas Tapestry,” featuring a wide variety of sacred and secular music for the season. Music will range from Randol Bass’ Gloria to the Christmas music of Irving Berlin. With the full use of lighting, organ, and brass orchestration, the concert should prove exciting to singers and audience alike. The Symphonic Choir will be joined by the Southeastern Brass Ensemble, Dr. Brian Walker, conductor, and Dr. Mary Ann Craige, organist, for the 90th Annual Candlelighting on December 5.

If you would like more information, please call Dr. Weger, Director of Choral Activities, at 745-2222, or email Cynthia Estrada, Symphonic Choir Manager at cestrada63@student.se.edu.