RSU Choir to Perform Spring Concert on April 29

Group of students standing around instructor at piano.The Rogers State University Choir will perform their Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 29.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Baird Performance Hall on the Claremore campus.

“Americana – Past and Present” is the theme as the choir will be performing selections from various folk genres of the United States, including an Appalachian folk song, American folk song, African-American folk song, Southern American folk hymn and a folk song from Puerto Rico.

The concert will feature several guest instrumentalists and many music scholarship recipients.

Accompanist for the RSU Choir is Margretta (Peggy) Cooper. Special guests include Coale Kirk, baritone; Nancy Lesser, flute and alto; Sarah Groover, string bass; and Katie Koscelny, English horn.

The RSU Choir will perform ten musical selections, opening with “Ain’t Judgin’ No Man,” an original composition by Greg Gilpin. This piece will be sung a cappella. Additional selections include “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” “All the Pretty Little Horses” and “Kyrie,” a piece based on Movement II from Symphony No 9 by Antonin Dvořák. The evening will conclude with the a cappella selection, “Viva La Musica!”

Participation in the RSU choir is open to all RSU students and community remembers. The following is a list of choir members by hometown:

  • Bartlesville: Landon Moore
  • Claremore: Erin Heraghty, Jamie Kear, Sarah McGuirk, Hailey Phelps, Katie Smith
  • Collinsville: Sara Little
  • Gravette, Ark.: Amanda Denver
  • Inola: Audrianna Collins
  • Locust Grove: Dawn McConnell
  • Mannford: Jeremy Gilmore
  • Mustang: Bayley Ballul
  • Okmulgee: Roderick Crisp
  • Stilwell: Nancy Still

For more information about the concert or the music program at RSU, contact Dr. Kirk Weller at 918-343-7723.