Soprano Caroline Brown, of Temple, sings a solo Tuesday at Manning Chapel at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. The Concert Choir performed Magnificat by J. S. Bach.
A 14-piece professional orchestra joined the Concert Choir at UMHB under the direction of Michelle Roueche at rehearsal for J. S. Bach's Magnificat Tuesday evening.
Julia Brown, a student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, performs a soprano solo at Manning Chapel; Michelle Roueche, conducts the chorus and orchestra.
A capacity crowd packed the Manning Chapel at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Tuesday for a Concert Choir performance of Magnificat by J. S. Bach, with Michelle Roueche as conductor.
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Nov 1, 2013
Manning Chapel, a space with soaring ceilings and five-star acoustics on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus in Belton, was the fitting venue for the university’s Concert Choir on Tuesday. The 34-member singing group and a 14-piece orchestra was conducted by Michelle Roueche in a performance of Magnificat in D major by J.S. Bach.
This piece, composed to wow the public at his new-job debut, is Bach’s setting of the Latin text, Luke I: 46-55, that tells the story of the Virgin Mary. For a composition made up of 12 separate sections, five for chorus, the remainder either solo, duet or a trio of singers, it is remarkably vigorous — Roueche brought in her performance about 25 minutes.
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