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9 April 2007
JSU Presents Big Choral Performance

Jacksonville State University Choral Department presents:
Johannes Brahms A German Requiem
Sunday, April 15, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Anniston.
On Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. the Jacksonville State University A Cappella Choir and the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will be performing A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. This is the first time this famous, major Brahms work has been performed in this area.

This 100 voice combined chorale will be accompanied by a Festival Orchestra comprised of JSU students, faculty, alumni, and professional musicians from throughout central Alabama. Dr. Nathan Wight and Ms. Teresa Stricklin, JSU voice faculty, will be the featured soloists in this performance. Dr. Patricia Corbin, Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the concert.

Teresa Cheatham Stricklin is a Jacksonville native who teaches voice and lyric theatre. We are proud of her celebrity as a former Miss Alabama and a runner-up to Miss America.

Dr. Nathan Wight is the professor of voice who has brought opera production back to the JSU campus over
the last few years.

The Requiem (from the Latin requiés, rest) or Requiem Mass, also known formally (in Latin) as the Missa pro defunctis or Missa defunctorum, is a liturgical service of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Anglican "High" Church and certain Lutheran Churches in the United States. There is also a requiem, with a wholly different ritual form and texts, that is observed in the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. The common theme of requiems is prayer for the salvation of the soul(s) of the departed, and it is used both at services immediately preceding a burial, and on occasions of more general remembrance.

Susie Francis Dempsey Piano Studio
JSU Professor Emerita

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