(June 3, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Chattanooga Boys Choir to Perform at Brown Chapel June 22

SHREVEPORT, La.—The Chattanooga Boys Choir will perform in Brown Chapel on the campus of Centenary College, Sunday, June 22 beginning at 7 p.m. as part of their summer concert tour. The concert is free and open to the public and will include an ensemble of more than 30 treble singers.

The concert at Brown Chapel will feature a varied program of music reflecting various time periods, cultures, styles and languages. Musical selections will include excerpts from Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Vivaldi Magnificat in G, as well as works by contemporary composers Eleanor Daly, David Childs and Moses Hogan. The choir will also perform a set of pieces from a recent concert which featured works observing Yom Hashoah, the official commemorating of victims of the Holocaust. Also featured will be settings of call-and-response songs from Africa, American folk songs, African-American spirituals, and a musical tribute to the choir's appearance in New Orleans

Founded in 1954, the Chattanooga Boys Choir remains the oldest boychoir in the southeast United States. The music performance and education organization includes more than 140 boys in five different ensembles, representing more than 40 public, private and parochial schools from across the Chattanooga area. The choir has presented concerts in 40 states and 20 foreign countries across five continents during storied history. From performing sacred masterworks in the great cathedrals of Europe to singing the national anthem at the White House, the choir represents it community as Chattanooga's "Ambassadors of Goodwill." Recent tours have taken the choir to the Czech Republic, New York City's Carnegie Hall, the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and a concert tour through Ireland.

For more information, contact the David Hobson, A.C. "Cheesy" Voran Choir Director, at 318.869.5235.

Read coverage from the June 10 Shreveport Times.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.