May 22, 2013 – “Songs, Dances, and Marches” – Emporia State University Choir and Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Manassas, Virginia



Emporia State University Choir
Carol Kruger, Conductor

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra
Sara Edgerton, Conductor

Songs, Dances, and Marches

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:00 PM
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 (map)



Emporia State University Choir:

McCullough | Holocaust Cantata (movements)
Billing | Make Every Breath
arr. Wilberg | Saints Bound For Heaven
J. S. Bach, arr. Sandberg | Bach (Again), Come Sweet Death
Traditional Spiritual, arr. Brown | The Battle of Jericho
Traditional Melody, arr. Hatfield | Amazing Grace
Stuart Stotts, arr. Moore | Music In My Mother’s House
Clausen | Quicksand Years
Hebrew Folk Song, arr. Ginsberg | Hine Ma Tov
Dan Davison | Ritmo

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra:

Mozart | Impresario Overture
Khachaturian | Masquerade Suite
Delius | On Hearing of the First Cuckoo of Spring
Delius | Summer Evening
Delius | Marche Caprice
Sousa | The Stars and Stripes Forever (full orchestra version)

Vaughan Williams | Five Mystical Songs, featuring combined symphony orchestra and choir


About the Artists…

The Emporia State University Choir and the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert of “Songs, Dances and Marches” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature baritone soloist Dr. Timothy Schmidt performing Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Five Mystical Dances” along with other choral and orchestral works including selections from Donald McCullough’s “Holocaust Cantata” and Aram Khachaturian’s “Masquerade Suite”.

Emporia State University Choir

The Emporia State University Choir, of Emporia, Kansas, is the school’s premiere choral ensemble. While the singers pursue a wide variety of majors, they all share the same love for music. The group has been recognized for its innovative and versatile programming and the singers pride themselves on singing challenging and diverse choral repertoire. In May 2010, the choir toured England and performed at many notable venues including St. Paul Cathedral and St. James Piccadilly Church in London. In recent years they have also toured Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

The choir is led by Director of Choral Activities, Carol Krueger. At Emporia State University, Kreuger  conducts the A Cappella Choir, Community Choir, Chamber Singers, and Emporia Camerata. She is an active clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor across the country and is widely recognized for her work on music literacy. She is the author of the book “Progressive Sight Singing” published by Oxford University Press. Kreuger received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami.

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra

The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, in residence at Southeast Missouri State University, is in the twelfth year of its highly successful subscription series. The orchestra has collaborated with nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists, such as Grammy Award winning violinist Mark O’Connor, trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti, and concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, David Halen. In 2009, the group toured China, performing at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, Shanghai Normal University, and the prestigious Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.

The group is led by Artistic Director Dr. Sara Edgerton, professor of cello and string bass at Southeast Missouri State University. Under her direction, the orchestra has commissioned and presented a number of world premieres, including most recently “River” by Robert Fruehwald and “Two Brothers” by Jim Stephenson. Edgerton maintains an active performing career as a cellist and has collaborated with such composers as Aaron Copland, Karel Husa, Claude Baker and Morton Subotnick in performances of their works. She received her undergraduate degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Cornell University.


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