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Chorale to perform tonight at First Presbyterian

May 5, 2014

The Allegro Chorale, conducted by Dr. Cory Alexander, Director of Choral Activities at UTPB, and organist Steve Spain will be in concert Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 701 Runnels, Big Spring.

There is no admission charge. Composed of singers from Odessa, Midland and Big Spring, and based at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, the Allegro Chorale has for several years presented choral music from many cultures, in many languages and from many time periods, holding true to its guiding motto, “La Musica nos Une — Music Unites Us”

The chorus, accompanied by the organ, will present The Last Words of David, by Randall Thompson; Praise the Lord, by George F. Handel; Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee, by Johannes Brahms; Ave Verum Corpus, by W. A. Mozart; Cantique de Jean Racine, by Gabriel Fauré; and When Peace Like A River, by Philip Bliss.

Mr. Spain, the organist at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Midland, will present Variations on KUM BA YAH, by John A. Behnke; Fugue in C Major (The Jig Fugue), by Dietrich Buxtehude; Two Works for Flute Clock, by F. Joseph Haydn; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, by Robert A. Hobby; Basse et Dessus de Trompette (Trumpet in Dialogue), by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault; Festive Trumpet Tune, by David German; and Come,O Thou King of Kings, arranged by Ryan Murphy.

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