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Shawnee State choirs to perform Mozart and Haydn in fall concert

Published 12:00am Sunday, November 13, 2011

PORTSMOUTH — The Shawnee State University Choral Department will present Mozart’s “Requiem” and other choral classics in a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Main Theatre of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

Under the direction of Stanley Workman Jr., Ph.D., the University Chorus and Chorale will be joined by the SSU Community Choir, director Shirley Crothers-Marley.

Soloists for the concert will feature Mariah Minter Ginn, soprano; Janice Suverkrop, soprano; Michele Imes, mezzo-soprano; Brent Hunt, tenor; and Bard Suverkrop, bass.

Before performing the “Requiem,” the choirs will perform three works: Franz Joseph Haydn’s exuberant “Te Deum Laudamus” composed in 1799 in honor of the Empress Marie Therese, the serenely beautiful “Laudate Dominum,” from Mozart’s Solemn Vespers of the Confessor of 1780, and the beloved motet, “Ave Verum Corpus,” composed six months before Mozart’s death in 1791.

Mozart’s “Requiem,” left unfinished at the composer’s death, is one of the most enigmatic compositions ever written, mainly due to the myths and controversies surrounding its eventual completion. Even so, the work remains today as one of the monuments of music history.

For more information about the concert, call (740) 351-3577.

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