(October 1, 2013)

Centenary Choir tours south Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary College Choir will tour southern Louisiana from October 2-6. This tour is a part of the over 30 performances the choir has planned for the 2013-14 academic year, with visits throughout Louisiana and Texas. The current leg of their tour will take them from Lafayette to Baton Rouge:

  • October 2: Nolley Memorial UMC, Jena, LA, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 3: St. Edmond Catholic Church, Lafayette, LA, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 4: First Methodist Church, Ponchatoula, LA, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 5: St. Johns UMC, Baton Rouge, LA, 6:00 p.m.
  • October 6: First Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, LA morning services
    First Methodist Church, Pineville, LA, 6:00 p.m.

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2013-2014 Centenary College Choir

The 2013-2014 program exemplifies the unique nature of the Choir's programming with the theme, "There and Back Again," presenting a musical journey of creation. Highlights include Rene Clausen's All that Hath Life and Breath, Rosephanye Powell's The Word was God, and Eric Barnum's ethereal Dawn. Two spirituals offers glimpse of God's people crying out in the wilderness, Moses Hogan's robust Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel and Mack Wilberg's exquisite Deep River. The Choir will also present sets from two Broadway musicals, Children of Eden and Into the Woods.

Hailed as "America's Singing Ambassadors," the Centenary Choir has traveled for seven decades with a repertoire ranging from Bach to Broadway, world folk music to contemporary church music, and oratorio to opera. The Choir was organized in 1941 by Dr. A. C. "Cheesy" Voran, and has performed throughout the world, giving concerts in 32 nations on six continents. The Choir is affiliated with Centenary's Hurley School of Music and offers scholarships for all its members. Members audition November through February for the following term. Persons wishing to audition should contact the director of the choir to arrange an appointment.

For more information about the Centenary College Choir, and future tour dates, visit www.centenarychoir.org.