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March 17, 2009

Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir to perform across five Southeastern states during annual spring tour

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir will perform in five churches and selected schools across five Southeastern states during its annual Spring Tour March 20 through April 5.

The 42-member student ensemble will perform works by 15th-century Flemish composer Antoine Brumel, a scene from Haydn's oratorio “The Creation,” a work by Johannes Brahms, and contemporary works by Kirke Mechem, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, and John Rutter. A selection of spirituals will conclude the concert.

The program, with works in five languages, reflects on humanity's relationship to nature and its role as stewards of “this island earth.”

Spring tour performances include:

  • Friday, March 20, Bearden United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Tenn., 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., 7 p.m.
  • Monday, March 23, Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville, S.C., 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 24, Anniston First United Methodist Church, Anniston, Ala., 7 p.m.

The 2009 Spring Tour will conclude with the annual Homecoming Concert on Sunday, April 5, at 4 p.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook.

The church performances are open to the public and admission is free.

Under the direction of Dr. Lester Seigel, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music at BSC, the choir also will make appearances at selected schools, including the Governor's School in Greenville, S.C., and the Lovett School in Atlanta.

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