(September 8, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Camerata and Chorale Perform Friday, October 8

Centenary College Camerata

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Camerata, the premiere choral ensemble from the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, will present their first concert of the fall semester Friday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

This concert offers an eclectic Missa Brevis in which each movement is taken from a different period of music history. Camerata will also be singing a group of American folk songs and a preview piece from each of the upcoming events of the year which includes: the Madrigal Dinner, Messiah, and the All Hebrew Program.

Chorale, the chamber group from Camerata, will feature the Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music with a variety of student soloists.

Under the direction of Dr. Julia Brasher Thorn, Camerata is a choral group primarily composed of voice majors, dedicated to quality artistic performances of the choral repertoire from all historical periods, and its performances are lauded for technical excellence combined with genuine understanding of musical expression. Camerata performs classic choral works to the highest musical standards. This 40-to-50 voice choir offers two to four local concerts each year.

Though most members of Camerata are voice majors, membership is open to all Centenary students by audition.

For more information, call the Hurley School of Music at 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.