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FSO & Oratorio Chorus perform April 24

thomas joiner, portrait, sizedThe Furman University Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will present a concert Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.

“Old Testament Heroes,” is a Sound Quality Concert Series performance and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

For the performance, Dr. Thomas Joiner conducts the combined forces of the Furman Symphony Orchestra, Furman Singers, Chorales, and student soloists who present Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah, and Arthur Honegger’s 1921 oratorio King David, the seminal work that established his reputation as a foremost composer.

Dr. Hugh Ferguson Floyd narrates the Old Testament story of David. Theatre Arts Professor Maegan McNerney Azar appears as Witch of Endor.

Soloists for the performance are:

Jessie Barnett, mezzo-soprano, Greenville
Carmen Beam, soprano, Greenville
Elli Caterisano, mezzo-soprano, Greenville
James Arthur Douglas, tenor, Rome, Ga.
Abigail Hart, soprano, Asheville, N.C.
Kira Kaplan, soprano, Mechanicsburg, Penn.
Caroline LeGrand, soprano, Durham, N.C.
Alex Mason, tenor, Easley
Kristen Murdaugh, mezzo-soprano, Smoaks
Alicia Russell, soprano, Asheville, N.C.
Elliot Stegall, tenor, Gilbert
Katy Wilson, soprano, Raleigh, N.C.

Tickets may be ordered online. For more information about the concert, contact the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

Last updated August 5, 2022
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