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TLU Choir Home Concert

7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Chapel of the Abiding Presence
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This spring the TLU Choirs will perform a program entitled I Dream a World, which takes its name from the title of the celebrated poem by Langston Hughes. The varied program includes works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Brazilian composer from the Classical Period José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, works by Native American composers Linthicum-Blackhorse and James E. Green, and celebrated African American composers Rosephanye Powell and Mark A. Miller. The program closes with Kyle Pederson’s setting of Langston Hughes’ text, I Dream a World.

A selection by esteemed arranger and composer, Alice Parker, is also on the program. Her work for choir and piano four-hands, “Let your Spirit blow as wind,” was commissioned by Texas Lutheran University and premiered in 2018 in memory of Caroline Weston. The work honors the Weston family for their generous support of the arts at TLU. This piece is being performed this spring to honor the memory of George Grainger Weston (November 12, 1923 – October 7, 2023) who passed away in the fall and the composer, Alice Parker (December 16, 1925 – December 24, 2023) who passed away on Christmas Eve day of 2023.

The choirs will be joined by pianists Deb Mayes and Cristina Castro, string faculty members Dr. Elizabeth Lee (cello) and Dr. Eric Siu (violin), student violinist Samuel Gaytan, and student percussionists Brian Clark and Kaitlyn Estrada. Please join the TLU Choirs, pianists, and instrumentalists for an inspiring musical performance of hope, peace, joy, and love.