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Annual Oratorio

Event Date:Monday, May 05, 2014
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Miller Concert Hall located inside Duerksen Fine Arts Center

Tickets for this event are $7. Discounts are available. For more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233 Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?2731

Doors open a half hour before show time. Box Office opens one hour prior to show time in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center Lobby. Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.

The Wichita State University Concert Chorale, A Cappella Choir, and Symphony Orchestra will present two contrasting masses by Franz Schubert and Robert Ray. The orchestra is prepared by Mark Laycock and the choir is prepared by Tom Wine.

Franz Schubert's Mass in A Flat is a reminder of the storied history of settings by the great composers of classical music. Schubert composed six different settings of the familiar Latin text during his lifetime. The Mass in Ab is an intellectual balance of storytelling with performer virtuosity. Robert Ray's Gospel Mass, a Gospel-style setting of English translations of the traditional Roman Catholic Mass text, is a contemporary setting. Ray's composition fosters an emotional connection using traditional African-American church influences along with strong jazz undertones.

Albert Jordan, a founding member of the all-male group Cantus, will perform the tenor role. Trisha Garnes, a WSU alum and member of several regional ensembles including A.R.I.S.E. will perform the soprano solos.

Open to the public.
Sponsored by the WSU School of Music

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