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Muskingum University choir sings tour finale

Published: March 13, 2012 11:33 AM
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NEW CONCORD Professor Robert Owen Jones, who has led Muskingum Universitys choral music for the past 29 years, will conduct the universitys Concert Choir and select Chamber Singers on Wednesday, March 14 at The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. Fourth St., Coshocton. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This years tour took the Choir to New Richmond; Hopkinsville, St. Matthews, and Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tenn.; and Toledo and New Philadelphia. The 2012 trip is the final concert tour for Professor Jones who has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year. The Muskingum Choir has sung at the Coshocton church at the conclusion of every spring tour since its first visit in 1986.

The program will include sacred works by Tim Sarsany, Praetorius, William Byrd, Paul Christiansen, Robert Young, Henry Mollicone, John Ness Beck, and Joyce Eilers. The Chamber Singers will sing compositions by Thomas Morley, Wayne Barlow, Eric Whitacre, and arrangements by Kirby Shaw and Mac Huff. The final set of songs will include Roy Ringwalds arrangements of Secret Love and Evry Time We Say Goodbye, and a medley from the musical Ragtime.

Coshocton area musicians who sing with the Choir include Brad Cook, Shannon Cunningham, Raymond Cunningham, Katelyn Guenther, and John Warner. The Choir is accompanied by Caroline S. Heading and Leonard M. Thomas.

All are invited to this celebration in song. Tickets are not required, but an offering will be received to cover the ensembles traveling expenses.

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