Chamber Singers from Lone Star College-Montgomery on Tour in New Orleans

The Chamber Singers, a select choir of 17 voices from Lone Star College-Montgomery, will appear on tour in New Orleans, La., to present a free, public performance at St. Clare’s Monastery on Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.
 
The choir will present a program entitled, “Music of the Americas,” an exploration of the African-American spiritual and Latin-American songs. The choir will sing some of the most beloved melodies and arrangements of American choral music with songs inspired by the sounds and poetry of Latin America. The program will also feature Ariel Ramirez's stunning Misa Criolla for chorus, guitar, and percussion.
 
"The music of the African-American spiritual is a vast and rich repertory of some of the most moving melodies ever sung,” said Dominick DiOrio, professor of music at LSC-Montgomery and director of the performance. “The choir 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 (Master of Musical Arts 2009). 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.
 
This is the fifth annual tour for the Chamber Singers.
 
For more information about the Chamber Singers tour or the music department at Lone Star College-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021; Dominick DiOrio at (936) 273-7270; 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 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, 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.