Annual high school choral festival returns to Centenary
SHREVEPORT, LA — Four Shreveport-Bossier City high school choral groups will participate in Centenary College’s annual High School Choral Festival on February 17 and 18. The groups will join Centenary’s Camerata choral ensemble and the Centenary College Choir for a closing concert on Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the College’s Brown Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
“It is a great time of year at Centenary when we have the opportunity to host these wonderful high school choirs, many of them led by our own alumni,” says Dr. Gale Odom, Dean of the Hurley School of Music at Centenary. “Promoting music in our community is one of our chief goals at Centenary.”
Choral ensembles from Airline and Parkway in Bossier Parish and Caddo Magnet and Southwood in Caddo Parish will gather on Friday night to kick off the festival at the College’s Hurley School of Music. Instruction with Hurley faculty continues on Saturday as the singers prepare for the afternoon concert, which will feature the combined choirs singing How Can I Keep From Singing, arr. Eric Nelson, and Music Down In My Soul, arr. Moses Hogan, in addition to other selections by the individual groups.
The mission of the Hurley School of Music is to provide the highest quality training and development of music students in the context of a liberal arts college. Embracing the college's liberal arts philosophy, the School of Music guides young musicians in either general studies in the BA in Music degree or more intensive programs of specialization through concentrations within the BA in Music degree. It provides opportunities for all segments of the college and the community to experience the art of music through class offerings, applied music study, ensemble participation and the presentation of concerts. The Hurley School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.