(January 2, 2014)
America's Singing Ambassadors tour Texas and Louisiana
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary College Choir will tour United Methodist congregations in Texas and Louisiana, January 16-19. This tour is a part of the over 30 performances the choir planned for the 2013-14 academic year. The current leg of their tour will take them from Plano down through the Houston area:
The Centenary College Choir
• January 16: Custer Road United Methodist Church, Plano, TX, 7:00 p.m.
• January 17: Christ United Methodist Church, College Station, TX, 7:00 p.m.
• January 18: Christ United Methodist Church, The Woodlands, TX, 7:00 p.m.
• January 19: Westbury United Methodist Church, Houston, TX, Morning Services
• January 19: Henning Memorial United Methodist Church, Sulphur, LA, 6:00 p.m.
The 2013-2014 program exemplifies the unique nature of the Choir's programming with the theme, "There and Back Again," presenting a musical journey of creation. Highlights include Rene Clausen's All that Hath Life and Breath, Rosephanye Powell's The Word was God, and Eric Barnum's ethereal Dawn. Two spirituals offer a glimpse of God's people crying out in the wilderness: Moses Hogan's robust Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel and Mack Wilberg's exquisite Deep River. The Choir will also present sets from two Broadway musicals, Children of Eden and Into the Woods.
Hailed as "America's Singing Ambassadors," the Centenary Choir has traveled for seven decades with a repertoire ranging from Bach to Broadway, world folk music to contemporary church music, and oratorio to opera. The Choir was organized in 1941 by Dr. A. C. "Cheesy" Voran, and has performed throughout the world, giving concerts in 32 nations on six continents.
The Choir is affiliated with Centenary's Hurley School of Music and offers scholarships for all its members. Members audition November through February for the following term. Persons wishing to audition should contact the director of the choir to arrange an appointment.