Wayland and LCU Join Voices

International Choir
Members of the International Choir rehearse prior to a performance in this January 2017 file photo. Wayland choirs will perform a joint concert with choirs from Lubbock Christian University on Saturday, April. 8.

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will play host to a collaborative concert featuring Wayland’s International Choir and Wayland Singers Chorus, as well as the choirs of Lubbock Christian University. The concert will take place in Harral Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. Admission is free and open to the public.

This year marks the fifth combined concert event between the universities, a collaborative that began in 2008 to provide students with experience in performing major choral works with an orchestra, as well as enhancing the artistic climate of the South Plains community.

This is the first joint concert venture for Director of Choirs Dr. Steven Weber, in his first year at Wayland, and LCU’s Director of Choral Activities Dr. Philip Camp. The two are well acquainted, however, having met as graduate choral students at Arizona State University in 1990. They have maintained a friendship throughout the years, working clinics for each other’s programs, and they are excited about this opportunity to bring their programs together for a concert.

The concert will feature the works of noted contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen, who served as composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Master Chorale from 1994-2001, as well as Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.

Dr. Weber will conduct the International Choir with Dr. Richard Fountain accompanying. Dr. Hyung Chae will conduct the Wayland Singers Chorus with Dr. Melody Fried accompanying. The LCU choirs will be conducted by Dr. Camp with accompanist Christina McKinney.