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Free choral events on tap for Montage Series

March 15, 2013

A series of free choral events at Loyola University New Orleans throughout the next month will showcase the wide variety of vocal talent and artistry in the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. All events are open to the public.

On Thursday, March 21, the NOVA Chorale, conducted by Meg Frazier, D.M.A., will present “Singing the Body Electric: Great Texts, Great Music” at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. Alongside special guests, The Jefferson Chorale, the group will perform a series of noted poems skillfully set to music by a variety of composers. The poetry-focused concert coincides with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, according to Frazier.

The Loyola Chorale and University Chorus, also directed by Frazier, will sing Randall Thompson’s “Peaceable Kingdom” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Mass in G Minor” Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in Roussel Hall. The program will feature student conductors Max Welch and Morgan Carr.

On Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Loyola University Chamber Singers will present an eclectic concert of sacred music in Holy Name of Jesus Church. The program will include selections by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Olivier Messiaen, among others, and will once again feature student conductors Welch and Carr, as well as Justin Schuetz.

Free parking for all events is available in the West Road Garage, accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

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