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Centennial Singers, CU Concert Choir set joint performance

Cameron University Concert Choir and the Centennial Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Cameron University Theatre. Two vocal ensembles from Lawton High School, the women's choir and the combined choir, also will perform. 

The Concert Choir, conducted by Christian Morren, will perform a variety of musical styles, and the Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert, will present a program that she described as "an eclectic blend of old and new."

The Concert Choir will open with "How Can I Keep From Singing," featuring soprano soloist Celita Gonzalez, Lawton. That will be followed by "La Monja Blanca," a Spanish folk song performed by the women of the choir. Reagan Williams, a senior music major from Newport, R.I., will step in as conductor for that number.

Haleigh Adams and Natasha Scharfenberg will be featured on Loreena McKennitt's "Tango to Evora." 

The Concert Choir will conclude their performance with Joseph Martin's "The Awakening." 

The Centennial Singers will begin their portion of the concert with "Jazz Alleluia" by jazz conductor and composer Craig Courtney.

That will be followed by "Come Home," an original composition by Darmon Meador and recorded by the popular jazz group, New York Voices.

Cameron student Lorenzo Butler's arrangement of "The Water is Wide," a traditional American folk song, will be premiered during this concert. His arrangement has been accepted for publication by Imagine Music Publishing.

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