The University of South Carolina Concert Choir

Sunday January 6, 2019 @ 15h00

The Univeristy of South Carolina Concert Choir returns to celebrate the retirement of its director Dr Larry Wyatt. (see list of possible works )Universityofsouthcarolinaseal

The USC Concert Choir is the university’s premier choral ensemble, serving as a musical ambassador across the United States and throughout the world. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt, Director of Choral Studies, in 1987, they performed for the visit of Pope John Paul II, and in 1988 were invited to perform three concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony under Lawrence Foster, Sergiu Comissiona, and Krystof Penderecki. Under Maestro Penderecki, they performed his St. Luke Passion. In 1990, and again in 2013, they traveled to Spain, singing multiple performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s b minor mass respectively. In 1992 they were the headline group at the Southern Division American Choral Directors Association convention performing J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. The choir toured Italy and Bulgaria in 2004, presenting premiere performances of J.A.C. Redford’s oratorio the Martyrdom of St. Polycarp. In the summer of 2008, they traveled to Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai as part of the prelude to the Summer Olympics. In 2010 they were again the headline group on the Southern Division Convention of ACDA, performing a commissioned setting of the St. Matthew Passion by William Averitt. In 2013, the Concert Choir and University Chorus performed the American debut of Herbert Howells’ Sir Patrick Spens.

Recent tours have included Germany and Austria (2015) and Ireland, (2017), where USC has a Global Learning partnership.

The program will consist of works chosen from the following:

Gloria 1 st mvt. Francis Poulenc 
How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry Henry Purcell a cappella
Ave Maria Virgo Serena Josquin Des Prez  a cappella
Magnificat David Ashley White  Organ
Hodie Christus Natus Est Giovanni Bassano  A Cappella/organ
Twelfth Night Samuel Barber  A Cappella
Chantez a Dieu Hans Pieterszoon Sweelinck  A Cappella
O Heiland Reiss die Himmel auf Johannes Brahms A Cappella
Laudamus te (2 nd mvt. ) Francis Poulenc Organ
Personent Hodie Lara Haggard  Organ
Where Shepherds Lately Knelt Carl Schalk Organ or piano
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing Arr. William Averitt  Piano Four Hands
Echo Nowell Arr. Tom Vozzella A cappella
Silent Night David N. Johnson
Ding Dong Merrily on High Mack Wilberg  Organ
Send Us Now Tayloe Harding A Cappella
Abide With Me Terre Johnson 
I Believe This is Jesus Undine Smith Moore
Hallelujah Resephanye Powell