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  • Oratorio Concert
  • Robert Ray: Gospel Mass
  • Franz Schubert: Mass in A Flat
  • Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30pm
  • Miller Concert Hall
  • $7 adults, discounts available

About this Event

The Wichita State University Concert Chorale, A Cappella Choir, and Symphony Orchestra will present their Oratorio Concert on Monday, May 5th at 7:30 pm in Miller Concert Hall. 

The orchestra is prepared by Mark Laycock and the choir is prepared by Tom Wine.

Tickets are $7.00, $3 students with discounts available.  For information, contact the WSU box office at 978-3233.

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 A Flat is an intellectual balance of storytelling and  virtuosity. 

Robert Ray's Gospel Mass, a Gospel-style setting of English translations of the traditional Roman Catholic Mass texts, is a contemporary mass 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. WSU faculty member Pina Mozzani is the alto soloist, and Andrew Simpson, recent featured artist with the Wichita Grand Opera, is the bass soloist.