American composer's music featured in spring choral concert

Conway, SC - From Coastal Carolina University:

CONWAY, SC - Coastal Carolina University's Chamber and Concert Choirs will present a spring concert featuring the work of contemporary American composer Morten Lauridsen at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 in the Wheelwright Auditorium.

General admission is $9; alumni, senior citizens (65+) and Osher Lifelong Institute Members, $7; teens (11 through 17), $3; and children (10 and under) are admitted free.

The featured work of the concert is Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna," a quasi-Requiem that had its world premiere in 1997 with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The concert will also include pieces by Schubert, Schumann, Mozart.

The CCU Chamber and CCU Concert Choirs are both directed by Terri Sinclair, director of choral activities. CCU voice faculty, Patti Edwards, Ann Benson, David Bankston and Jeffery Jones will perform as well.

There will also be a special guest performance by Vocal Edition, a group of local singers under the direction of Kraig McBroom, director of choral activities at Carolina Forest High School. Selected members of the Long Bay Symphony will accompany select performances.

For tickets or more information, call the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843-349-2502.