Mississippi College Chamber Choir to perform Thursday
special to The Star
March 31, 2002
The Mississippi College Chamber Choir will be the featured performers Thursday at 12:05 p.m. in the nave of St. Paul's Episcopal Church part of the St. Paul's Chamber Series.
The church is at 1116 23rd Ave. in Meridian.
The MC Chamber Choir is a selective choral ensemble of 31 voices, which presents the finest in unaccompanied music of all styles for a variety of audiences.
Since its inception, the Chamber Choir has performed twice for the St. Paul Chamber Series in Meridian, the Mississippi Baptist Church Music Conference and on several occasions for the Mississippi Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and the Mississippi Music Educators Convention.
In June 1994, the Chamber Choir performed its first solo concert in Carnegie Hall. And in 1995, it was selected to perform on the program of the Southern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Norfolk, Va.
In March, 2000, the Chamber Choir was once again chosen to sing a concert for the Regional ACDA Convention in Orlando. Multiple selection for this honor is a performance distinction shared by few university choirs in the 10 states of the ACDA Southern Region.
Dr. James Richard Joiner, chairman of the Department of Music, is conductor of the Chamber Choir. The program will consist of a wide variety of choral masterpieces: American folk hymns, Baroque motets, 20th century works, hymn-arrangements and spirituals.