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Meadows Chorale, Concert Choir and Diva Dolce

Dedicated to performing excellence in the choral art, the choral program at SMU has a rich tradition dating back more than 40 years. Throughout this period, members of SMU choral ensembles have gone on to successful careers as vocalists, conductors, music educators and church music leaders, some achieving national and international acclaim in their field. The tradition continues this year with concerts by our three outstanding choirs: Meadows Concert Choir (our largest mixed choir), Diva Dolce (our superb women’s ensemble), and SMU’s top choral ensemble, the Meadows Chorale. Students of all ages and academic concentrations may audition for any of the SMU choirs. For more information about the choral program, contact Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman, Director of Choral Activities, at pelrod@smu.edu.

2016-17 Concert Season

For all performances except April 12, in lieu of admission, please make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank, either online at www.ntfb.org or in person at the concert (cash or non-perishable food items).

Thursday, October 6, 2016
“Widening Circles – A Call for Peace”
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
Caruth Auditorium
7:30 pm

Rilke wrote, “I live my life in widening circles…” The first concert of the season uses this quote as its inspiration, as we explore through the medium of music the idea of committing ourselves to spreading the messages of love, acceptance, and freedom throughout a broken world.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
“Welcoming the Light”
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
Plano West High School Chorale
Caruth Auditorium
7:30 pm

This program will look toward the coming season of light and hope. For this concert, we welcome the Plano West High School Chorale as our very special guest artists.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
“The Ecstacies Above”
Meadows Chorale
Caruth Auditorium
7:30 pm

“In Heaven a spirit doth dwell whose heart-strings are a lute…” So begins “The Ecstacies Above,” a setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Israfel” by British composer Tarik O’Regan. The Meadows Chorale will present this shimmering work – and others – in a concert which features music that celebrates celestial wonders.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
“A Spring Showcase”
Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
Caruth Auditorium
7:30 pm

Join Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce in an evening of choral favorites for mixed and women’s choruses.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Meadows at the Meyerson
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
Meadows Symphony Orchestra
Meyerson Symphony Center
7:30 pm

Thursday, April 27, 2017
“A Different Breath”
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
Caruth Auditorium
7:30 pm

“Truly to sing – that is a different breath.” We turn once again to the words of Rainer Maria Rilke for the inspiration for our final concert of the season – a celebration of the joyous art of song.

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