|Dr. Richard Waters, director of choral activities at Delta State University||Dr. Donald Trott, director of choral activities at the University of Mississippi||Dr. Gregory Fuller, director of choral activities at the University of Southern Mississippi.|
As a culminating event to its month-long festival celebrating students’ artistic talent, “Arts in April,” Delta State University, through its music department and Special Programs Committee, will present “Three by Three: Three Choral Masterworks by Three Choirs,” on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the campus.
Sponsored in part by Cellular South and the BPAC, the concert will feature the Delta State University Chorale, the University of Mississippi Concert Singers, and the University of Southern Mississippi Chorale, with the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
The 150-voice choir and 50-member orchestra will perform “Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Schicksalslied” (“Song of Destiny”) by Johannes Brahms, and “Choral Fantasy” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
In addition, the USM Symphony Orchestra will present Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.” The choirs and orchestra will be led by Dr. Richard Waters, director of choral activities at Delta State University; Dr. Donald Trott, director of choral activities at the University of Mississippi; and Dr. Gregory Fuller, director of choral activities at the University of Southern Mississippi.
“The large performing forces, combined with the variety of repertoire, ranging from serene to triumphant, will make this one of the musical highlights of the year,” promised Waters.
The choirs and orchestra will present the same program at all three campuses during the last week of April. “We thought this would be a special and unique way to collaborate and showcase our talented students at different locations across the state,” Waters continued. “We have been planning for this event since the fall of 2004. To be able to finally present the finished product for an audience is quite exciting.”
Tickets are on sale at the Bologna Performing Arts Center Box Office and will also be available at the door. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 18 and under, and free for all Delta State faculty, staff and students with proper identification.
The concert will be followed by a gala reception in the BPAC lobby sponsored by the Delta State Special Programs Committee.
For more information, please contact the BPAC ticket office at (662) 846-4626 or the Delta State music department at (662) 846-4615.