Nicholls Concert Choir to preview Carnegie Hall performance

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls Concert Choir will perform on campus tomorrow the music the group will present later this month at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  

Admission is free but donations to help defray expenses for the trip to New York would be much appreciated.

Under the direction of Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus, Gloria B. Callais Endowed Professor of Music and director of choral activities, the choir will be performing the same music on Tuesday’s concert that they will perform in Carnegie Hall later in May plus a few additional selections. Nicholls collaborative pianist for the Concert Choir is Casey W. Haynes.

The performance will feature new work by senior vocal music education major James Rodrigue of Houma. His composition will include the Southern Folk hymn, “What Wondrous Love is This?,” the Catholic hymn “Stabat Mater” and concluding with another of Jesus’ seven last words, “My God. My God. Why have you forsaken me?” found in Matthew, Mark and Psalm 22.

Junior vocal education majors Alyssa Gaudet, of Thibodaux, and Rhea Grigsby, of Golden Meadow, will conduct “Kyrie” and “Agnus Dei,” respectively, by John Leavitt.

The concert will also include Mozart’s “Te Deum” and “Regina Coeli,” which Klaus will conduct in Carnegie Hall.

The concert is set for  7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the Mary and Al Danos Theater.


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