(October 7, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Rhapsody in View 2008 Takes Place Nov. 1 / 2 at Riverview Theatre

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SHREVEPORT, La.— The Centenary Choir's annual "Rhapsody in View" concert takes place Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Riverview Theatre (formerly known as Shreveport Civic Theatre) in Shreveport.

The Program marks the 60th Annual Rhapsody in View and features a variety of pieces showcasing the choir's unique stylistic diversity. Selections include movements from Mozart's Requiem, the jazz music of Dave Brubeck, and a wide array of spirituals, hymn arrangements, patriotic music, and other sacred and secular pieces.

This event also marks one of the culminating Centenary celebrations of the College's 100th anniversary in Shreveport. The concert features the premier of Choir Alumnus James Eakin's Beauty in the Flood, composed specifically for the Centennial. The work is a setting of a poem penned by fellow Centenary alumnus and current faculty member Jennifer Strange.

Tickets ($10 in advance, $12 at the door) are now available from members of the choir, The Hurley School of Music (318-869-5235), Southfield Music & Tapes, all Porter's Cleaners locations, and the Downtown Shreveport Lions Club.

Also on Saturday, November 1, Choir members will hold an open house in the Choir Room on campus from noon until 2 p.m. for friends, alumni, and families. The College will hold a reception 6-7:15 p.m. Saturday night before the concert in the lobby of the Riverview Theatre for Centenary alumni and friends as well.

For more information, please call 318.869.5235.

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.