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LETU Recruits Singers for Longview Civic Chorus for Spring 2019


01-07-2019

(Longview, Texas)— LeTourneau University Director of Fine Arts Dr. Jim Taylor is recruiting singers from around East Texas for the Longview Civic Chorus.

The LCC is comprised of 40 to 50 choral enthusiasts from high school students through adults.  Members include music professionals as well as church choir-level singers who desire to sing more challenging music for the mid-to-large-sized chorus.  Cost is a $75 tuition fee each semester to LETU.  The chorus can also be taken for college academic credit and dual-credit by registering through the university.

The LCC rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings in room 117 of the Education Building on the LeTourneau University campus, 2100 South Mobberly Ave. in Longview. The first rehearsal for the year is Monday, Jan. 14. Members can join through mid-February.

For more information please visit the webpage at www.letu.edu/finearts and click on the link for the Longview Civic Chorus.  For other questions, contact Taylor at (903) 233-3379.

“We sing music that ranges from classical masterworks to lighthearted works,” Taylor said. “This spring we will perform a concert titled ‘Songs of Love and Spring’ on Monday, April 1, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview.  The atmosphere is one of hard work, humor, and camaraderie.  No auditions are required to join the chorus, but singers must be able to hold a choral part amid harmony.” 

Each spring the Longview Civic Chorus performs its annual Masterworks Concert at the end of the semester in collaboration with the LeTourneau Singers, accompanied by orchestra.  Masterworks in recent years have included the Brahms and Mozart Requiems, Carmina Burana, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

“Our highlight this year is the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall,” Taylor said.  “I will be conducting my new Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2 and the Pergolesi Magnificat at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday, June 10, and many of our singers will join in the mass chorus there to perform them with orchestra. What a great experience that will be for these singers!”  These same pieces will be performed in this year’s Masterworks Concert at the Belcher Center on Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.


Categories: Fine Arts