May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017

The Frostburg State University Chamber Singers, University Chorale and Cumberland Choral Society will present their spring choral concert titled "Gloria!" at two locations. The first performance will be Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at Frostburg United Methodist Church, 48 W. Main St. in Frostburg, and the second performance will be Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Cumberland, 11 Washington St., Cumberland. The concert will feature many works exploring rhythm, language and tradition from around the world.Under the direction of FSU's Director of Choral Activities Dr. James Reddan and accompanied by Joseph Yungen joined by Dr. Jay Dewire, the FSU University Chorale will begin the concert with "I'll Ay Call in by Yon Town" and "My Love's in Germany" from "Three Scottish Folk Songs" by Mack Wilberg. This will be followed by the "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord" by Moses Hogan, led by student conductor Pateley Bongiorni. The chorale will then perform "Alleluia" from the "Songs of Faith" by Paul Basler, with percussion.The FSU Chamber Singers will perform a varied repertoire of choral works, beginning with "Cantate Domino" by Hans Leo Hassler, followed by the spiritual "Ain-a That Good News" by William L. Dawson. The ensemble will then embark on a musical journey, including "Doluri," the Georgian drum dance by Matchavariani, and "Die Onse Vader," an Afrikaans setting of the Lord's Prayer. They will finish with an exciting piece, mimicking the sounds of dubstep, with "Miniyama Nayo" by Paul Rudoi.The Cumberland Choral Society, under the direction of Judith Brown and accompanied by Laura Godfrey, will then feature three selections. The ensemble will perform two selections by composer Dan Forrest, including "Alway Something Sings" and "Cantate Canticum Novum." They will conclude their part of the concert with "The Dream Isaiah Saw" by Glenn Rudolph, including organ, brass and percussion.The final part of the concert will feature the combined FSU choirs and the Cumberland Choral Society. The combined ensembles will perform "The Storm Is Passing Over" by Maryland composer and arranger Dr. Barbara Baker, followed by a performance of John Rutter's "Gloria" featuring Larry Allen on the organ, the FSU Brass Ensemble, FSU Percussion Ensemble and several soloists.Tickets will be available for purchase at the door only and can be purchased with cash or credit card. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for veterans and senior citizens, $3 for students and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.