Choir to premiere Dan Locklair anthem

On Oct. 21, Wake Forest University’s Concert Choir will premiere “Shepherds Rejoice,” two Christmas anthems by Wake Forest’s composer-in-residence Dan Locklair.

The concert, which will also feature the Wake Forest Choral Union, will begin at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

Locklair’s composition is based on text and tunes from “The Sacred Harp,” a 19th century collection of Southern hymns and tunes.

The Choral Union, a 50-voice mixed ensemble, will sing selections from Pergolesi’s “Magnificat,” based on a Gregorian chant tune. The choir will also sing a selection by Brahms and arrangements of “Londonderry Air” and “Bless God the Father.”

The Concert Choir, in addition to performing Locklair’s new piece, will sing Alice Parker’s arrangement of “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal” and Bach’s “Jesus, My Joy.”

Brian Gorelick, director of choral ensembles, will conduct. Joanne Inkman will accompany the group on piano.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-758-5026.

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