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Guest conductor Joshua Habermann joins BYU choirs for concert Feb. 25

Brigham Young University’s School of Music will present “Concert for a Winter’s Eve” performed by a combined ensemble of BYU choirs with guest conductor Joshua Habermann Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $11, $10 or $8 with a student ID and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Featuring the talents of the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus, the groups will perform combined pieces and individual selections, including “Sing We Merrily Unto God” by Sidney Campbell and the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by George Dyson featuring Joseph Peeples on the organ.

The evening’s performance will also include “Hosanna to the Son of David” by Orlando Gibbons, “Praise Him!” by Michael Cox, “The Lord is My Good Shepherd” by William Mathias and “All Things Bright and “Beautiful” by Philip E. Silvey, among several others.

Habermann, director of the choral studies program at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music as well as artistic director of the Master Chorale of South Florida, has led honor choirs, choral festivals, and given presentations in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia. Recent guest conducting appearances include concerts with The Washington Chorus, Festival Nacional de Musica and the Desert Chorale.

During the recital, the audience will join the performers in singing a combined choir arrangement of “Blessings” by Benjamin Harlan. The concert will conclude with the combined choirs singing “I Was Glad” by C. Hubert H. Parry.

For more information, contact the evening’s performance conductors Ronald Staheli at (801) 422-3169, Rosalind Hall at (801) 422-2272 or Jean Applonie at (801) 422-7495.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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