(October 22, 2015)
67th annual "Rhapsody in View" featuring the Centenary College Choir is November 7 and 8
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Downtown Shreveport Lions Club presents the Centenary College Choir in the 67th annual "Rhapsody in View" at Shreveport's Riverview Theater on November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 8 at 2:30 p.m. The eclectic concert is a cherished community tradition for both the Lions Club and the Centenary College Choir.
"The idea of 'rhapsody' has always inspired a wealth of diverse repertoire, representing the core nature of the Choir's unique programming," said David Hobson, A.C. "Cheesy" Voran Choir Director. "The Rhapsody 2015 program delivers this variety with the theme It's About Time!, exploring the intersection of time and eternity in an enthusiastic yet poignant presentation."
Vibrant energetic spirituals such as Ain't Got Time to Die, Ask the Watchman, and In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin are counter balanced by majestic classics such as Ralph Vaughan Williams Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge and Srul Irving Glick's stirring symphonic movement, The Hour Has Come. Broadway lovers will note the nostalgic "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof, and big band enthusiasts will love the throwback, Tico Tico.
Other highlights include three arrangements of pop music from the King Singers: Blackbird, MLK, and You Are the New Day. The program also features the world premiere of student composer Jaydon Dahlquist's A Season for All Things. And, as always, audiences can expect a few traditional favorites as well as some fun surprises.
What: Centenary College Choir Concert — "Rhapsody in View"
Where: Shreveport Riverview Theater — 500 Clyde Fant Parkway
When: Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $10 students
Tickets available at Centenary's Hurley School of Music and all Porter's Cleaners locations, from Downtown Shreveport Lions Club members and Centenary College Choir members, or by phone at 318-869-5235.
Proceeds from the concert are divided to support the Lions Club and the Choir. The Lions Club will use its portion to support sight conservation projects, the Lions Eye Research Foundation, and the Louisiana Lions Camp near Leesville.