Concert choir to visit nine cities during spring break

Nearly 40 students will represent Dillard University in nine cities during the concert choir’s annual spring tour March 25-April 4.

The choir also will perform at Cornerstone United Methodist Church here Sunday and will hold its annual free spring concert April 18 in Lawless Memorial Chapel.


According to S. Carver Davenport, director, the choir will tour to Alexandria, Houston, Dallas, Parsons, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., St. Louis, Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta and Jackson, Miss.


The concert will include the choir’s signature songs “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” arranged by Roland Carter; “Close to Thee” by Robert Wooten; and “In Bright Mansion Above,” also arranged by Roland Carter.


Other songs include “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson, sung by females; “Come Sweet Death,” by J. S Bach with hand movements; “Soon Ah Will Be Done” by William Dawson; and selections by Moses G. Hogan.


Dr. Lucian Zidaru, pianist and music instructor, will accompany the group.