Choral Arts Festival: SECAF 2014 Grand Finale

When:September 29th; 7:30 p.m.
Where:Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission:free admission, no tickets necessary

About this event:

Armstrong AMT culminates the two-day set of musical rehearsals, workshops, classes and performances of its 15th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival (SECAF) with a free admission grand finale performance by the talented students of the Choral Arts Festival Choir under the direction of University of South Carolina director of choral activities and school of music distinguished professor, Larry Wyatt.

The Choral Arts Festival Choir will perform Mozart’s Kyrie Eleison and two Brahms’ Gypsy Songs: “Dearest One, Remember” and “To the Dance” as part of their program which will include solo performances by winners of the weekend’s high school scholarship vocal competition.

Prior to coming to USC, where he has now been choral director for 22 years, Wyatt served as choral director and coordinator of the vocal department at Loyola University in New Orleans. While in New Orleans he founded the New Orleans Symphony Chorus and prepared them for performances of over forty major works with internationally recognized conductors. In addition to the New Orleans Symphony, his choirs have sung with the Houston, Atlanta, Charleston, South Carolina Philharmonic and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestras.

Wyatt is founder and director of Colla Voce, a community chamber ensemble of professional musicians that began in spring 2001. He has prepared choruses for Robert Shaw, Lawrence Foster, Krzysztof Penderecki, Maxim Schostakovich, Robert Page, David Stahl, Philippe Entremont, Leonard Slatkin, Sergiu Comissiona, Andrew Massey, James Paul, Nicholas Smith and of course, Donald Portnoy. He has conducted and served as a clinician in Mexico, Argentina, Bulgaria and Canada. Wyatt holds degrees from Murray State University, The University of North Texas, and Florida State University.

This concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Please be seated by 7:15 p.m.

Free admission, no tickets are needed for this performance.

Call 912.344.2556 weekdays, for additional ticketing, concert or music program information.

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