Angelo State and Community Chorales Holiday Concert
The Angelo State University Chorale and San Angelo Community Chorale will present their annual holiday concert on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 37 E. Beauregard Ave. in downtown San Angelo.
With a theme of “Five Centuries of Sacred Classics,” the concert is open free to the public. The 70-voice mixed chorales will be joined by guest performers Rev. David Miron, associate pastor and director of music at First United Methodist Church, and ASU alumna Patti Wetzel, retired Lee Middle School choral director. Miron will accompany the choirs on organ, and Wetzel will give a solo soprano performance of “With Verdure Clad” from Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.”
The musical program will also include the 13th century plainchant “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” “Haec Dies” by Renaissance composer William Byrd, “Sing Praises, Ye Faithful” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Awake the Harp” by Haydn, “Heavenly Light” by Alexander Kopylov, and “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Randall Thompson.
Following a brief intermission, the chorales will perform “Praise the Lord, the Almighty,” “Lead, Kindly Light” and “Love Divine, All Loves” arranged by Mack Wilberg, “I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves in My Heart” by Moses Hogan, “Precious Lord” by Thomas A. Dorsey, and “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter.
Dr. Michael Yenny, ASU staff accompanist, will accompany the choirs on piano, and the choirs will be conducted by Dr. Pamela Lee, now in her 23rd year as ASU’s director of choral activities.