SBU Masterworks concert to be held May 4

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Department of Music of Southwest Baptist University will present its annual Masterworks Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

Conducted by Dr. James R. Tarrant, director of choral studies and professor of music at SBU, the Masterworks Chorus and Winds will present “In paradisum,” by Dan Forrest; “Gloria,” by Randol Alan Bass; and “Meridian,” by Ola Gjeilo. Dr. Brian Hopwood, professor of music and director of instrumental studies, will conduct the “Second Military Suite in F,” by Gustav Holst, and will feature Dr. Terri Wehmeyer, professor of music, on euphonium.

“The repertoire is a celebration of the diversity of tone colors and combinations of wind instruments and human voices,” Tarrant said. “The sound extends from the elfin to the colossal and is undeniably exultant, expectant and epochal.”

For more than half of a century, the Masterworks presentation annually provides southwest Missouri audiences the opportunity to experience musical works that are best presented by the combined efforts of department, university and community. The repertoire has included the great classics, the unfamiliar pearls and modern compositions of significance.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the department of music at (417) 328-1644.

*Published: 4-23-18