Mary Baldwin’s Spring Concert Features Student Talent

March 17, 1998

The talented voices of Mary Baldwin University students performing classical and contemporary vocal works will be highlighted on Monday, April 6, in Mary Baldwin’s annual Spring Concert.

The concert will begin at 7:30 in Staunton’s First Presbyterian Church, and will feature the compositions of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Faure and many other composers. Performing the works will be the 50-member Mary Baldwin University Choir under the direction of Curtis Nolley, accompanied by Deborah McGuire; the Madrigal Singers, who perform a capella music for small ensemble, under the direction of Ann Wick; and Baldwin Charm, whose members sing a capella arrangements of contemporary works, directed by Jennifer Kirkland.

The James Madison University Chamber Orchestra – which is composed of JMU students and faculty — will accompany the Mary Baldwin Choir in a performance of Randall Thompson’s ‘The Place of the Blest.’

Other works to be presented April 6 include Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Psalm 66? and ‘Lift Thine Eyes;’ Gabriel Faure’s ‘Cantique de Jean Racine;’ ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Ave Verum Corpus;’ plus works by Rene Calusen, Allesandro Constantini, John Wilbye, John Dowland, Antonio Lotti, Francis Poulenc, Bily Smiley, Burtin Lane and Ben Oakland.