MASTERWORKS CONCERT REPERTOIRE

Season 2018-2019

FALL CONCERT

Gitanjali Chants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)

The Golden Harp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rabindranath Tagore/Gwyneth Walker

   (1861-1941)  (b. 1947)

 l.  I Am Here to Sing Thee Songs

 ll.  If Thou Speakest Not

 lll.  This My Prayer

 lV.  Light, My Light (O Beloved of My Heart)

 Molly Jones, soprano’

 V.  Thou Art the Sky

 Vl.   Mother, I Shall Weave a Chain of Pearls

 Noah Lanier, baritone

 Vll.  Death, My Death, Come and Whisper to Me

 Sharon Allured, soprano

 Vlll.  In One Saluation to Thee, My God

Readings by Ward Fontenot

String Quartet:

   Sarah Cullen, violin    Audra Gruspier, viola

 Christy McClain Clark,violin    Thomas Schroeder, cello

II

Luminous Night of the Soul . . . Text by Charles Silvestri (b. 1955) 

  and St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) Music by Ola Gjello (b. 1978)

Wicked (Choral Highlights) . . . . . . . . . . Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz/arr. Mark Brymer

  (b.1948)   (b. 19..)

 No One Mourns the Wicked

 The Wizard and I

 One Short Day

 For Good

 Defying gravity

 Finale

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Festival Magnificat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . Randoll Alan Bass (b.1953)

Les Petites Voix

Sulphur High School Opus XlX

Masterworks Chorale

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Baloo, Lammy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Mark Jennings

Deo Gracias (from A Ceremony of Carols) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) 

Sulphur High School Opus XlX

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Snow Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Quantel (b. 19..)

 1.  Prologue

   2.  Creatures of Light

 3.  God will give orders / 4.  Sweet Child

   Angels:  Pauline Rentrop, Lara Connally, Lily Brunner

   Djembe: Ty Ellender

   Masterworks Chorale

   Cellist: Susan Morton

 The work asks the listener to see the tremendous potential present in our children.

    It celebrates love, beauty, and strength that a child’s voice can bring to our troubled world.

   Sarah Quartel, composer of Snow Angel

Snow Angel, written for Les Choristersof Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, is an  

evocative five-movement choral work that explores themes of love, rebirth, and beauty through 

   The eyes of children and the heavenly army of angels that watch over them, yearning to make a 

    difference to their lives.  Quartel weaves a haunting and poignant cello line through the work.

   A vibrant part for djembe in movement four carries the listener from the ethereal and mystical    

  realm the work predominately inhabits into an emphatic anthem with distinctly African feel.

Audience Carol:  Angels We Have Heard On High (please stand and sing with us)

IV

Donkey Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   John Rutter (1945) 

Winter’s Cold - words by Samuel Longfellow, additional wordsand music by Michael and 

  John Trotta (1978)

Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . Besancon Carol, arr. Ken Berg (b. 1955)

Les Petites Voix

V

Carols of North American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Mark Hayes (1953)

 1.  The Huron Carol

   Curry Burton, tenor

  2.  Brightest and Best

  3.  Behold That Star

   Shannon Martin, soprano

  4.  Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow

  5.  Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Masterworks Chorale

VI

O Holy Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)/ arr. Roy Ringwald (1910-1995)  

Les Petites

Sulphur High School Opus XIX

Masterworks Chorale

SPRING CONCERT

presented by

Louisiana Choral Foundation Masterworks Chorale

and

McNeese State University Chamber Singers

Missa in Augustiis

NELSON MASS

Joseph Hadyn (1732-1809)

Darryl Jones, Artistic Director/Conductor

Ashley Traughber, soprano;  Lindsey Bower, soprano

MaryKate Core, alto; Amy Phillips, alto

Tyler Brumbeck, tenor

Johnnie Bankens, bass

Chamber orchestra:

Violin I  Michael Buckles    Trumpet I  David Scott

Violin II  Christy Clark    Trumpet II  Alex Ellender

Viola  Audra Gruspier Melton    Timpani  JoAnn Turner

Cello  Susan Morton    Piano  Bonnie Randel       

   

 

Season 2017-2018

FALL CONCERT

I

Sing a MightySong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Gawthrop (b.1949)  

How Can I Keep From Singing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor Davis (b. 1980) 

Beverly Jones, oboe  Michael Buckles, violin

Psalm 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Clausen (b.1953) arr. / Drew Collins (b. 1975)

Judy Hand, flute; Beverly Jones, oboe; Susan Lauderdale, bassoon

Susan Morton, cello; Patrick Thomas, marimba; Jade Trahan, high/low drums

The Awakening  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Martin (b. 1959)

II

Te Deum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Forrest (b. 1978)

  I.  Praise To The Trinity

 II.  Prayers 

  III. Praise To Christ 

Chamber Orchestra

Judy Hand, flute  Michael Buckles, violin

  Beverly Jones, oboe  Susan Morton, cello

 Rod Lauderdale, horn  Patrick Thomas, percussion

 Jane Clark, harp   Mark Henry, organ

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

I

Gloria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . Bob Chilcott (b. 1959)

 1.  Gloria in excelsis Deo

  2. Domine Deus

 

3.  Qui tollisi peccata mundi

 4.  Quoniam tu solus sanctus

Masterworks Chorale, Brass Quintet and organ

Audience Carol: Joy to the World

II

Do You Hear What I Hear? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regney, Shayne/ arr. Slechta 

American Christmas Folk Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Holcombe Go Tell It on the Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Slechta

Brass Ensemble

Audience Carol: The First Noel

III

The Christmas Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . arr. Ruth Dwyer 

A Spiritual Quodlibet for Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting by David S. Walker

Traditional spirituals from Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina

Les Petites Voix

Kari Proksch, Artistic Director

Wava McClain, Accompanist

Audience Carol:  Silent Night

IV

White Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. William Rose

Let It Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sammy Cahn/arr. Frackenpohl

Jingle Bells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. William Rose

Brass Ensemble

V

The Snow Lay on the Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr.  Julian Wachner (b.1959)

 Angels We Have Heard on High

  The Snow Lay on the Ground

  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Masterworks Chorale, Brass Quintet and Organ

O Holy Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)/arr.Roy Ringwald(1910-1995)

Masterworks Chorale, Les Petites Voix and Piano

Instrumentalists

 David Scott, trumpet   Stephanie LaCoste, trumpet

  Rod Lauderdale, horn,  William Rose, trombone

 Tyler Young, tuba Mark Henry, organ/piano

SPRING CONCERT

I

Five American Folk Hymns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mack Wilberg (b.1955) 

 1. Amazing Grace!

 2.  Down to the River to Pray

 3. His Voice as the Sound

 4. My God, My Portion, My Love

 5. My Song in the Night

II

Beatitudes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Hawes (b.1958)

 1. The Poor in Spirit

 2. Those Who Mourn

 3. The Meek

 4.  Those Who Hunger and Thirst

 5. The Merciful

 6. The Pure in Heart

 7. The Peacemakers

 8. Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake

III

The Musical World of Walt Disney (Celebrating 100 Years of Magic). . . . . . . . arr. Mac Huff ( b. 19..)

 I. Be Our Guest/supercalifragilisticexpialidocious/It’s a Small World

 Soloists: Be Our Guest: Kyle Brunner, Erin Gilpin, James Watson, Matthew Higginbotham

  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Jenny Brunner, Friday/Molly Jones, Sunday

 II.  A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes/Beauty and the Beast/Lavender Blue

    Colors of the Wind/A Whole New World

 Soloists: A Dream Is a Wish:  Lisa Sober

Lavender’s Blue:  Curry Burton, Friday/Jordy Stanley, Sunday

  Colors of the Wind: Suzanne Kelley

 III. Seize the Day/Son of Man/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Season 2016-2017

FALL CONCERT

Four American Folk Songs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Mark Wilberg (b. 1955)

 1.    Saints Bound for Heaven

 

 2.   Death Shall Not Destroy My Comfort

 3.   We’ll Shout and Give Him Glory

  Mark Henry and JoAnn Turner, four-hand piano

 4.   Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

  Mark Henry, Organ

Requiem for the Living  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Forest (b.1978)

 1.  Introit and Kyrie

 2.  Vanitas, Vanitatum

 3.  Agnus Dei

 Ava Brown and Shannon Martin, soloists

 4.   Sanctus

 5.  Lux Aeterna

 Kathleen Evans and Curry Burton, soloists

Chamber Orchestra

 Judy Hand, flute  Michael Buckles, violin

 Beverly Jones, oboe  Susan Morton, cello

 Rod Lauderdale, horn  Jane Clark, harp

 Ron Muniz, percussion  Mark Henry, organ

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Gloria  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Hayes (b.1953)

 I.  Gloria in excelsis Deo

   Soloists: Sharon Allured, Curry Burton

 II.  Domine Deus, Rex coelestis

   Soloists: Kenneth Expree, Louise Allen, Carolyn Hasty, Matthew Higginbotham

 III.  Quoniam tu solus canctus

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas  . . . . . . . . . . .J. Clement Moore/Ken Daigle/arr. Roy Ringwald

  Soloists:   Michael Sober, Suzanne Kelley, Anna Lou Babin, Louise Allen

   Elsie Wamsley, Lisa Sober and Curry Burton

O Holy Night  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adolphe Adam/arr. Roy Ringwald

SPRING CONCERT

Four Anthems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Rutter (b.1945)

   Look At the World

   For the Beauty of the Earth

   O Clap Your Hands

   A Prayer of Saint Patrick

Mass of the Children  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Rutter (b.1945)

   Kyrie

   Gloria

   Sanctus and Benedictus

   Agnus Dei

   Finale (Dona nobis pacem)

Carolyn Hasty, soprano

Kenneth Espree, baritone

Mark Henry, Organ

Combined Choirs: Masterworks Chorale

Les Petites Voix and St. Louis Catholic High School Concert Choir

Season 2015 – 2016

FALL CONCERT

I

Songs from Shakespeare

Three from Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Dickau (b.1953)

   1. O Mistress Mine (from Twelfth Night)  

   2.  Silvia  (from Two Gentlemen of Verona)    

  3.  Lovers Love the Spring (fromAs You Like It

Orpheus with His Lute (from Henry VII) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debra Scroggins (b. 1956)

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day ?  (Sonnet XVIII) . . . . . . . .Z.  Randall Stroope (b.1953)

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind (from As You Like It) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Rutter (b. 1945)

Songs and Sonnets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .George Shearing (1919-2011)

  1.  Live With me and Be My Love (from The Merry Wives of Windsor)

  2. When Daffodils Begin to Peer (from The Winters Tale)

  3.  It Was a Lover and His Lass (from As You Like It)

  4.  Spring (from Love’s Labour Lost

  5.  Who Is Silvia? (from Two Gentlemen of Verona)

  6.  Fie on Sinful Fantasy (from The Merry Wives of Windsor)

Mark Henry, piano  Pat Lavergne, bass

II

Songs from The Great American Songbook

Get Happy (from Summer Stock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . Lyrics by Teci Koehler (1894-1973)

     Music by Harold Arien (1905-1986)

   arr. Mac Huff (b. 19..)

All of Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . Lyrics by Seymour Simons (1886-1949)

   Music by Gerald Marks (1900-1997)

      arr. Steve Zegree (1953-2015)

My Romance (from Jumbo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyrics by Lorenz Hart (1895-1943)

   Music by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)

   arr. Greg jasperse (b. 1968)  

The Lady and the Tramp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . Lyrics by Lorenz Hart (1895-1943)

     Music by Richard Rodgers(1902-1979)

 arr.  Kirby Shaw (b.1941)

Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) . . . . . . . . .  Lyrics by E. Y. “Yip” Harburg (1896-1981)    Soloists:  Megan Guillory, Friday  Music by Harold Arien (1905-1986)

   Jenny Brunner, Sunday    arr. Mac Huff (b.19..)

 

All the Things You Are (from Very Warm for May) . Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1981)

Mark Henry, piano  Pat Lavergne, bass  Ron Muniz, percussion

Script and Narration by Donna Rigdon Jones

Christmas Concert

When Christ Was Born . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Donald Mccullough (b.1951)

 1.  Whereas Adam Caused by Sin

  Timothy Smith, baritone

 2.  Sun of Righteousness

 3.  The Flow’r of Jesse

 4.  So Blessed a Sign

    Carolyn Hasty, soprano

  5.  When Christ Was Born

 6.  Carol of the Birds

 7.  It  Was Thy Day, Sweet

  Carolyn Hasty, soprano

 8.  What Tidings?

A Feast of Carols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Randall Alan Bass (b.1953)

 1.  Wassail, Wassail

 2.  Il est né le divin enfant

 3. Veni, Veni Emmanuel

 4. The Holly and the Ivy

 5. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

 6. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Les Petites Voix and Masterworks Chorale

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carolyn Jennings (b.1949)

O Holy Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)/arr. Roy Ringwald (1910-1995) 

SPRING CONCERT

Carmina Burana  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carl Orff (1895-1982) 

Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, The Louisiana Choral Foundation

McNeese State University Chamber Choir, Barbe High School Choir,

T.  S.  Cooley Elementary Choir and Les Petites Choir

Season 2014 – 2015

FALL CONCERTS

Missa Pacem………………………………………………………………………………………..Marac A. Hafso (b.1955)

 Kyrie

   Gloria

 Louise Allen, alto and Sharon Allured, soprano

   Credo

   John Schwartz, intonation

   Sanctus

   Agnus Dei

Masterworks Chorale

Lonny Benoit, percussion

Five Days That Changed the World……………………….……………………………………………………………Bob Chilcott (b.1955)

 1.  Thursday 29 March 29 1455:  The Invention of Printing

 2.  Friday 1 August 1834:  The Abolition of Slavery

 3.  Monday 14 December 1903:  The First Powered Flight

 4.  Friday 28 September1928:  The Discovery of Penicillin

 5.  Wednesday 12 April 1961:  The First Man in Space

Masterworks Chorale and Les Petites Voix

Lonny Benoit, timpani

Love, Laughter & Legends:  The Music of the Beatles………………………………………..… arr.Roger Emerson (b. 1950)

  1.  Love

   I Want to Hold Your Hand

   Got to Get You Into My Life

  Help!

  Can’t Buy Me Love

  2.  Laughter

      Penny Lane

  Yellow Submarine

  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Di

 3.  Legends

  Let It Be

 Curry Burton, Sarah Carlton, Megan Guillory, ensemble

  Hey Jude

 Curry Burton, tenor

Masterworks Chorale

Lonny Benoit, set drummer

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Gloria in Excelsis Deo..……………………..……………………………………………………………………………Kevin Memley (b. 1971)

   Trio: Jenny Brunner (Sunday), Megan Guillory (Tuesday), soprano, Anne Veillion, Alto,

  John Schwatze, Tenor

 Brass Quintet:  David Scott and Eric Rodriguez, triumpets

  William Rose, alto trombone/alto horn, Jeffrey Lemke, trombone

  Michael Farrar, tuba

 Percusssion:  Kyle Mincks

Christmas with King’s Singers

 The Boar’s Head Carol.………………………..……………………………..arr. David Overton (b.1943)

 Gaudete....………………..…………………  arr. Brian Kay (b. 1944) and David Overton(b.1943)

    Soloists: Peggy Fletcher, Lisa Sober, Sarah Carlton, Mike Sober

 Joy to the World………………………………………………………………  arr. David Overton (b. 1943)

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol…………………….………………………………………………………….John Rutter (b.1945)

Do You Hear What I Hear…………………….……………………………………arr. Harry Simeone (1911-2005)

The Little Drummer Boy..…………………..…………………  Simeone/Davis/Onorati/arr. Harry Simeone

O Holy Night..…………………..…………  Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)/arr. Roy Ringwald (1910-1995)

SPRING CONCERT

Minstrel Songs

 Nelly Bly……………………….………… Stephen Foster(1826-18240/arr.  Dean Rishel (b.1946)

 Dixie………………………..........Brian Emmett (1815-1904)/arr. Norman Luboff (1917-1987)

II

Patriotism and sacrifice

  When Johnny Comes Marching Home……………………………… Louis Lambert (1829-1892)

  arr. Peter Wilhousky (1902-1978)

 Dear Sarah……………………………………………………………………….……..  James Slyer (b. 1953) 

III  

Sorrow and Longing For Home

  Tenting Tonight………………………………………………………………  Walter Kittredge (1834-1895)

     arr. Jackson Berkey (b.1958)

Ward Fontenot, Harmonica

  The Vacant Chair…………………………………………………………………… George Root (1820-1895)

    arr, Ben Allaway (b.1958)

Suzanne Kelley, soprano

IV

A Union Preserved

 Battle Hymn of the Republic.....................................................William Steffe (1830-1890)

  arr. Peter Wilhousky (1902-1978)

 The Gettysburg Address……..………………………………………………………….Mark Hayes (b. 1953)

Masterworks Chorale and Chamber Orchestra

V

The American Spirit.………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Mark Hayes (b. 1953)

 I.  The Spirit of Self-Reliance and Individualism

 II.  The Spirit of Equality and Justice

 III.  The Spirit of Optimism and Dreams

Narrator:  Bruce Hearn

Masterworks Chorale

   Chamber Orchestra  

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