The Bach Society of Dayton, under the direction of John Neely, will join forces with the renowned Central State University Chorus, under the direction of William Henry Caldwell, for two inspiring concerts on March 10 and 11.
The combined choirs will perform Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as a selection of contemporary and traditional works by African-American composers. The Bach Society will perform Bach’s Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Praise the Lord, all the nations). Lee Hoffman, assistant professor at Central State, will be the soprano soloist. The choirs will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and organist R. Alan Kimbrough.
“The Central State University Chorus is recognized as one of the finest choral ensembles in the region, and we are excited to perform on stage together for the first time,” said John Neely, music director, Bach Society of Dayton.
March 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of Central State University. The Central State University Chorus will begin a tour of China shortly after the March concerts.
For the Joy of Singing
March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Central State University, Wilberforce
Paul Robeson Performing Arts & Cultural Center
March 11, 4:00 p.m.
Kettering Adventist Church
3939 Stonebridge Road, Kettering
3:00 p.m. Concert preview by Dr. James Arthur Williams, University of Dayton
Adults $15; Students free with ID on March 10 and $10 on March 11; 12 and under free
Available at the door or call to reserve: 937-294-2224