(November 11, 2015)
Centenary's Camerata ensemble presents fall concert
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Camerata choral ensemble will present its fall concert, a Schubertiad ("Schubert evening") on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
"In Franz Schubert's lifetime, friends and supporters would host small gatherings at their homes, featuring Schubert's compositions — usually Lieder, smaller piano works, and some choral works," explains Dr. Cory Wikan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Camerata conductor. "Camerata's Schubertiad will feature Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major, D950, some of his choral partsongs, and a few of his Lieder sung by Centenary's talented vocal majors. I often remark that Schubert's vocal music is simply not performed enough. All of his works on this concert are truly exquisite."
Camerata, founded in 1983, is the select chamber choir from the Hurley School of Music. This group of 24 singers is dedicated to quality artistic performances of choral repertoire from all historical periods to the highest musical standards. The composition of the group is primarily voice majors, though membership is open to all Centenary students by audition.
Camerata presented an Ensemble Debut Concert at Carnegie Hall in 2007 and was one of nine featured choirs at the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference at Yale University in 2009. They have been invited to perform as a featured choir at the Southern Division Convention of the Music Educators National Conference, the Spivey Hall Educational Concert Series, and the Louisiana Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. Camerata performances are lauded for technical excellence combined with genuine understanding of musical expression.