WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES
March 24, 2018―7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
HOVHANESS Psalm and Fugue for String Orchestra
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
with Centenary College Choir and Prísma Vocal Ensemble
COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the SSO, Centenary College Choir, and vocal ensemble Prísma will join forces to perform Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, as well as the magnificent hymn-like conclusion of Copland’s opera, The Tender Land. Rimsky-Korsakov’s all-time favorite Russian Easter Festival Overture closes this special evening.
Free Concert Conversation begins at 6:40 PM
LAURA AND ED
ABOUT CENTENARY COLLEGE CHOIR
Centenary College Choir is the primary touring choral ensemble and musical ambassador for Centenary College. Established in 1941, the Choir is the oldest and largest ensemble at Centenary College, made up of 55-65 singers. The group sings a diverse repertoire of music, from classical to casual, making an international tour every other year.
Nicknamed “America’s Singing Ambassadors” by the press, the Choir has toured throughout the world, bringing the name of Centenary College to audiences in 32 countries on six continents. The Choir is well-known for its engaging visual and aural appeal, and for its heartfelt connections to audiences.
The group has the high distinction of having performed seven times at the White House, two lengthy engagements at Radio City Music Hall, for American Choral Directors and International Lions Club conventions, for numerous conferences of the United Methodist Church, at famed cathedrals such as Notre Dame in Paris and St. Peters in Rome, and in renowned concert venues such as the Sydney Opera House.
ABOUT PRISMA VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Prisma Vocal Ensemble is Shreveport/Bossier's first semi-professional chorus. The ensemble is committed to presenting quality performances of world-class repertoire, collaborating with area artists, and compensating singers for their dedication.