THIBODAUX – The Sinfonia Singers, Nicholls State University’s male chorus, will perform an eclectic concert of choral music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Talbot Theater.
Sponsored by the Omicron Beta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at Nicholls – and directed by Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus, professor of music and director of choral activities – the chorus will sing a wide variety of songs. Dr. Norman Dale Norris, assistant professor of education, will accompany the singers on the piano.
The group will present part-songs written by members of the national Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity – as well as traditional fraternity songs. Attendees will also be treated to the rarely heard three stanzas of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by an arrangement of the Nicholls Alma Mater.
Additional selections will include “There is Nothin’ like a Dame” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” musical; “Nocturnal Serenade,” a part-song by Franz Schubert; “Prayer of the Children” by Kurt Bestor; and “Find the Cost of Freedom” by Stephen Stills. The concert will close with a selection of Christmas songs including “What Child is This?” by L. Farnell; “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” arranged by Philip Kern; “Good King Wenceslas” arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram; and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” as sung by The Platters.
The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (985) 448-4606.