Chamber Singers and Concert Choir Present “Music of the Americas”
Published on: January 29, 2010
The Chamber Singers and Concert Choir from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform melodies and arrangements of American choral music on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the mainstage theatre (Building D). The concert is free and open to everyone.
The concert program, “Music of the Americas,” is an exploration of African-American spiritual and Latin American songs. The program will feature Ariel Ramirez's stunning Misa Criolla for chorus, guitar, and percussion. For this concert, LSC-Montgomery student guitarist, Michael Nelson, will join the Chamber Singers.
“The music of the African-American spiritual is a vast and rich repertory of some of the most moving melodies ever sung,” said DiOrio, assistant professor of music at LSC-Montgomery and director of the performance. “LSC-Montgomery choirs will explore this historic tradition and the songs and poetry of Latin America in this free evening of music-making."
Currently, DiOrio is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at Yale University. He received his master’s degree in choral conducting from Yale University in 2008, studying with noted professors Marguerite L. Brooks and Simon Carrington. DiOrio received his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2006, graduating summa cum laude.
For more information about the choir concert or the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021 or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-Montgomery
. LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.