Nicholls Concert Choir to present free show for Holy Week

THIBODAUX – The Nicholls State University Concert Choir will present “A Concert for Holy Week” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Houma, 6109 Highway 311. The concert, featuring a multi-movement “Stabat Mater” by Franz Joseph Haydn, is free and open to the public.

Student soloists will include soprano Sarah Sullivan, vocal music and accounting double major from Woodstown, N.J.; altos Jessica Frickey, vocal music major from Des Allemands, Michelle Gauthé, education major from Houma, and Danika Malmberg, MBA graduate student from Solvang, Calif.; tenor Devin Fields, vocal music major from Morgan City; and Devin Verrette, vocal music education major from Houma.

Additional pieces on the program include the Gregorian Easter Sequence “Victimae Paschali Laudes,” recently deceased Grammy Award winning composer Henryk Górecki’s “Totus Tuus,” French composer Francis Poulenc’s motet “Salve Regina,” cellist and composer Pablo Casals’ “O vos omnes,” and two selections from the 19th century Southern hymnody tradition, “Wondrous Love” and “My Song in the Night.” Student conductor Devin Verrette will conduct “O Vos Omnes.”

The Nicholls Concert Choir is conducted by Dr. Kenneth Klaus and accompanied by Casey Haynes, staff accompanist in the Department of Music.

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