(September 25, 2012)

Choir and Camerata join FUMC for How Can I Keep from Singing

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College's Choir and Camerata will be featured in First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Shreveport's performance of How Can I Keep from Singing Sunday, October 7, 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The event is free and open to the public.


The Music Ministry of FUMC of Shreveport is offering the performance as a festival worship experience for singers of all denominations. How Can I Keep from Singing is a beautiful hymn text that lifts the spirit through song as an expression of the deeper soul. The experience will feature classic and new sacred anthems as well as favorite hymn arrangements of the congregation.

The First Methodist Church Chancel Choir, area church choir members and directors, the First Methodist Brass, and organist Ray Peebles will join the Choir and Camerata under the direction of guest conductor, Dr. Eric Nelson.

Nelson is one of the premier collegiate and church choral conductors in America. He is the Director of Choral Studies at Emory University and conducts the 40-voice Concert Choir and 180-voice University Chorus. He has conducted choirs throughout North America and Europe, including performances in Krakow, Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Moscow, Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Spivey Hall, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Nelson is also a composer of choral music whose works are published by Colla Voce and Augsburg Fortress.