Meadows Chorale, Concert Choir and Diva Dolce
Meadows Concert Choir and Chorale present Love Locked Down, Nov. 20 2011.
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 the Meadows Chorale, the Meadows Concert Choir, and our newest choir, Diva Dolce (a select women’s ensemble) all under the direction of Pamela Elrod Huffman, Director of Choral Activities. Students of all ages and academic concentrations may audition for any of the SMU choirs. For more information about the choral program, contact Dr. Elrod Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 – 2013 Concert Season
In lieu of admission for these concerts, we ask that you make a donation (either in person or online) to the North Texas Food Bank.
"Dazzle the Darkness"
Sunday, October 21
“A great ring of pure & endless light
Dazzles the darkness in my heart
And breaks apart the dusky clouds of night.”
So begins the poem, “A Ring of Endless Light,” by Madeleine L’Engle. The sentiment of the poem – the soul’s search for healing light amidst darkness and sorrow – forms the theme for the first choral concert of the 2012 – 2013 season. Performing on the concert will be the Meadows Concert Choir, the Meadows Chorale, and the newest vocal group in Meadows School of the Arts – Diva Dolce, a select women’s ensemble. The centerpiece of the program will feature members of the superb Meadows Symphony Orchestra as they join the Meadows Chorale to present Igor Stravinsky’s powerfully evocative Requiem Canticles.
Sunday, November 18
The Latin word, “Ave” – translated as “Hail” – was the first word that the angel Gabriel said to the Virgin Mary. As the season of Advent approaches, the Meadows choirs salute Mary, along with other spiritual mothers in our world – Eve and Mother Earth among them.
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Perkins Seminary Singers
Thursday, December 6, 2012
4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
"I Dreamed of Rain"
Sunday, March 24
Jazz artist Jan Garrett wrote the song, “I Dreamed of Rain,” in the midst of a year of troubling natural disasters and wars. It is a song of hope, forgiveness, and peace – this concert by the Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale, and Diva Dolce will explore these same sentiments.
An SMU Choral Showcase!
Sunday, April 28
For the final concert of the year, the choirs of Meadows School of the Arts will be joined by SMU’s two fine a cappella ensembles –The Belle Tones and The Southern Gentlemen. Don’t miss this delightful choral extravaganza!