(April 26, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary's Camerata and Choral Perform Friday, April 30

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) —The Centenary Camerata will perform their final concert of the academic year Friday, April 30 in Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

"How can I keep From Singing" will be a shared concert of Camerata and Chorale and include a mixture of traditional choral literature of a variety of historical periods.


Camerata will perform music of Bach, Brahms, Schumann, DiLasso and Barber as well as a mix of contemporary composers.

Chorale will feature the Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre. Joining in this performance will be guest artist Jennifer Carsillo playing violin. Carsillo is an internationally-celebrated concert violinist, and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Austria, Jamaica and Russia, and has performed recitals throughout the United States and in England, France and Italy.

Senior Christine Linschoten will conduct the beautiful O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria that she conducted at the recent American Choral Directors Association Master Class in Memphis, Tenn. She was honored to be selected as a finalist through a conducting competition for this event.

Other students featured in this performance include Camerata members who are also instrumentalists. Lucy Fliegel, flute, and Peyton Davis, oboe will accompany on Randall Stroope's lovely Song to the Moon.

The concert will conclude with a newly composed setting of the American hymn, "How Can I Keep from Singing," that was arranged by Camerata alumnus Taylor Davis '04.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Hurley School of Music at 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 has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.