Kean University Concert

Kean University Concert Choir and Chorale

Coming to Laurel Hill UMC March 16th at 7:00pm 

World Music of Love and Art

 The 45-voice Concert Choir, 25-voice Chorale and 18-voice Men’s Choir are performing a most appealing and varied program entitled World Music of Love and Art. Classical selections include a world premiere of the Byron text “She Walks in Beauty” by Kean University’s Matthew Halper, a Russian chorus by Tcheschnokoff and several pieces from Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum.  World music pieces will include Javier Busto’s popular habañera A tu lado, Dravidian Dithryramb, a lively Indian piece with two optional dancers, and some English madrigals by Morley and Wilbye. The program will conclude with several stirring Men’s Chorus pieces as well as a lively spiritual by Moses Hogan.  The entire program will be less than an hour and fifteen minutes, and is part of a weeklong tour from New Jersey to Florida.

The Kean University Concert Choir and Chorale hail from Union, NJ, and have achieved accolades for their passionate and disciplined performances with orchestra, including Fauré Requiem,  Bach Cantata BWV 106 and Mozart Requiem, K. 626.  On tour, the choir received a standing ovation for their performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana at Montréal’s Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur (2009), and have received acclaim for their performances at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica (2011), the Candlelight Concert Series at historic Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, VA (2007 and 2011), and Salem (MA) State College (2010). Kean University is a NJ state university with a student population of 15,000 and a Music Department of 104 majors.

About laurelhillumc

Laurel Hill United Methodist Church is rich in history as a church family committed to a life in Christ. We began in the heart of Varina almost 150 years ago; the church has grown through its existence as a church-hospital in the Civil War, as a circuit church, and survived a disastrous fire which destroyed the sanctuary about 50 years ago. Then, dedicated, Spirit-filled Christians worked hard together to build a new sanctuary. That hard work has continued with many new improvements including a new addition connecting the sanctuary and educational building, the installation of an elevator providing total accessibility throughout both buildings, remodeling the education building and the installation of 18 stained glass windows. Faithful clergy and laity ministering together have established a legacy of dedication and service which enables Laurel Hill to be a beacon of light in our community, in our world and to all who follow for generations to come. In response to the needs of the Varina community, Laurel Hill United Methodist Church also operates the Laurel Hill Weekday School. These programs are an active part of the life and ministry of Laurel Hill UMC. We accept the opportunity through our morning Preschool and After School child care to share our values of love, caring, cooperation and forgiveness. The Church and child care programs work together to enhance the spiritual, mental and physical growth of children in our community. Our worship services are held each Sunday with a contemporary service at 8:45am and a traditional service at 11:00am. Sunday School begins at 9:45am. Call our office (804) 795-2772 for Bible Study times and other ministry opportunities.
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