Mozart And Friends Highlights NSU Singers

It’s a shame that the rainy weather and Red Fern Festival kept many people away from Mozarts and Friends, which showcased the singers of Northeastern State University. The event was held on April 28 at the Center for Performing Arts at NSU’s Tahlequah campus.

The program started off with “Misericordias Domini, K. 222” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart continued with “Gloria” from Missa Brevis by Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina. Rachel Horton was a special guest as a mezzo-soprano giving a solo during the closing performance of “Fern Hill” by John Corigliano and she does have a lovely voice.

Other works performed were “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments” by Thomas Tallis and “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Faure with Megan Jacobs as the student conductor. Andy Willis was another student conductor on “He Watching Over Isreal” from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn.

Coming in at just under an hour, it was a wonderful display of local singers performing the classics. Jerry Wall was the main conductor of the program with Farren Mayfield performing on the piano.

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