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 College Choir to present Easter program April 16 in Brown Chapel, April 20 at Hodges Gardens
The Centenary College Choir will offer two opportunities to experience their Easter program this year. Their first performance will be at Brown Chapel on Centenary's campus, Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. featuring alumnus Travis Orr as narrator and current member Elena Hibbs as Mary. On Sunday, April 20, at 6:00 a.m. the choir will present their traditional Easter Sunrise Service at Hodges Gardens State Park. Community and choir alumni chorus members will join the Centenary College Choir during this special performance.
The Choir's pilgrimage to Hodges Gardens for the Easter Sunrise Service is a tradition that dates back to the 1950s. The service, principally designed by the 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.
Hodges Gardens State Park has over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty. The park is located approximately 14 miles south of Many, LA.