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March 24, 2006

Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir presents Homecoming Concert April 6 to benefit restoration of burned Alabama churches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Concert Choir of Birmingham-Southern College, under the direction of Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Lester Seigel, will conclude its annual spring tour with a program April 6 in the BSC Hill Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend, and admission is free. Donations will be taken at the door to benefit the Alabama Churches Rebuilding and Restoration Fund.

The performance of the 38-voice undergraduate choir will include Psalm settings in Hebrew by Israeli composer Tzvi Avni, J. S. Bach's motet Lobet den Herren (Psalm 117), Psalm 90 by the path breaking American composer Charles Ives, and a setting of Psalm 121 by the exciting young American composer and BSC Assistant Professor of Music Dorothy Hindman. Other selections on the program include works by colonial-era composer William Billings and African-American spiritual arrangements of texts from the Hebrew scriptures.


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