Friday, September 18, 2015

Cypress Creek Mirror: Houston Choral Society & Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale in 'Shout for Joy' of Adolphus Hailstork 7:30 PM Sat., Oct. 3

Dr. Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941),
Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University
is featured at
(Photo provided by Rose Grace)

Dr. Betty Devine

Dr. A. Jan Taylor

Cypress Creek Mirror

The Houston Choral Society (HCS), in one of the most highly anticipated collaborations of the season, joins forces with the renowned Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale to present Shout for Joy. The concert will be conducted by Dr. Betty Devine, HCS Artistic Director and Dr. A. Jan Taylor, Director of Choral Music Activities at Prairie View A&M University, on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at The Foundry United Methodist Church. Dr. Taylor will present a pre-concert lecture titled “African American Spirituals: The Choral Arrangements” at 7:00 PM that provides an insightful look at African American spirituals and the impact they have had on American music. The concert begins at 7:30 PM.
The 100+ voice joint choir begins The Houston Choral Society’s 28th season with Dr. Adolphus Hailstork’s opening piece “Shout for Joy.” Hailstork said, “I wanted to capture the feeling of a great European festival anthem while using African-American sounds.” The choir also performs four African American Spirituals arranged by Robert Shaw, Jestor Hairston, and Moses Hogan. 


Dr. Adolphus Hailstork, professor of music and Composer-in-Residence at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, will be attending the concert as a guest of The Houston Choral Society.


Tickets are available online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door. 

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