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University Chorus Wraps Up Old Gold Weekend with Sunday Afternoon Concert

October 5, 2006

Chorus 2006.jpgOctober 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Chorus will put a musical exclamation point at the end of Old Gold Weekend by presenting its debut performance of the 2006-07 academic year Sunday afternoon. Under the direction of Gabriel Crouch, and accompanied by organist Carla Edwards John Glennon on piano, the Chorus' concert will begin at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Kresge Auditorium. The event is free and open to all.

Sunday's program will feature Haydn's Creation, along with his Insanae et Vanae Curae, a rarely-heard piece with dramatic contrasts and plenty of fireworks in the organ. To complement the majestic music of Haydn, the chorus has also prepared more reflective music by Gabriel Faure -- his Messe Basse for high voices, and Maria Mater Gratiae for men's voices. Thegabriel crouch 2005.jpg closing piece -- I Was Glad by Sir Hubert Parry --was performed at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953 and is a traditional musical staple at grand occasions.

"With such virtuosity required in the organ parts, we are thrilled to have DePauw's organ professor Carla Edwards on stage with us for this first performance of the semester, as well as our new piano accompanist, John Glennon," says Crouch. A former member of England's renowned King's Singers, Professor Crouch has given more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world and has been working with the DePauw choral ensembles since 2005.

For more information about programs, faculty and upcoming events, visit the DePauw University School of Music online, or call (765) 658-4380.

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