Centenary College Choir
Since 1941, the Centenary College Choir has performed throughout the world: singing for front-line troops in Korea, many American and European heads of state, NATO and American armed forces worldwide, ten international conventions of Lions International, three times for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Council of Bishops, and two lengthy engagements at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
The choir is a unique collegiate choral group, singing a varied repertory including both sacred and secular music, from Bach to Broadway, folk to contemporary, and opera to oratorio. There is always something for everyone at a Centenary College Choir concert.
Centenary Choir to Offer Easter Sunrise Program April 5
Centenary College is teaming with the local district of the United Methodist Church to offer a special Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 5. The program, principally designed by Centenary Choir's founding director, Dr. A.C. "Cheesy" Voran, incorporates stirring Holy Week anthems and dramatic readings; the result is a uniquely moving performance of the Passion and Resurrection stories.
Participants of the service include the Centenary College Choir and Alumni, local church choir members, college staff and faculty, and friends, all under the direction of Dr. David Hobson, current Centenary Choir Director, as well as Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Shreveport.
"The service has a long tradition dating back to the 1950s, principally held at Hodges Gardens. We are proud to begin the tradition anew here on campus, in our hometown," says Dr. Hobson. "Truthfully,it's one of the most meaningful events we offer, embraced by both singer and congregant alike. My students particularly are very attached to the music of the service, which of course augments and reflects on the central story of the Christian faith."
The service will be held at 6:00AM in the College Shell. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for parking purposes. In case of rain, the service will be held in Brown Chapel. For more information, please contact the Centenary Hurley School of Music Office (318-869-5235) or the United Methodist District Office (318-869-5729) on either attending the service or participating with the choir.