‘Luminous Night of the Soul’ will open 42nd season

<p class="indent">The Louisiana Choral Foundation’s Masterworks Chorale is launching its 42nd season with a fall concert featuring two performances, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 21.</p><p class="indent">Both performances of “Luminous Night of the Soul” will be presented in the sanctuary of University United Methodist Church.</p><p class="indent">The concerts will include two selections based on poetry included in the “Gitanjali” collection of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore; “Gitanjali Chants” by Craig Hella Johnson and “The Golden Harp” by Gwyneth Walker.</p><p class="indent">In addition to being a poet, Tagore was also a novelist, composer, painter, lecturer, politician and playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.</p><p class="indent">Music critic Christopher Hyde has said, “Tagore’s poetry extols the beauty of the divine and the beauty of the soul within.”</p><p class="indent">Both “The Golden Harp” and “Luminous Night of the Soul” will be accompanied by a string quartet with piano added for the Gjeilo selection.</p><p class="indent">The concert will end with choral selections from “Wicked” by Stephen Schwartz and arranged by Mark Brymer.</p><p class="indent">The Choral Foundation’s annual Christmas concert, “Angels of the Light,” will be presented in two venues: First United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 and Immaculate Conception Church in Sulphur, 3 p.m., Dec. 9.</p><p class="indent">For those performances, the Masterworks Chorale will present Randoll Bass’ “Festival Magnificat,” accompanied by a treble choir.</p><p class="indent">The centerpiece of the concert will be “Snow Angel,” by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel. “The work asks the listener to see the tremendous potential present in our children,” Quartel said. “It celebrates love, beauty, and the strength that a child’s voice can bring to our troubled world.”</p><p class="indent">Susan Morton, guest cellist, will join with Masterworks Chorale for that selection.</p><p class="indent">“Carols of Central and South America” and “Carols of North America,” arranged by Mark Hayes, will be the final musical pieces of the performances.</p><p class="indent">In addition to Masterworks Chorale, Les Petites Voix, directed by Kari Proksch, will present seasonal selections.</p><p class="indent">The concert will conclude with the traditional “O Holy Night.”</p><p class="indent">A spring concert by Masterworks Chorale that will also feature vocal soloists and a small orchestra, will be held in May with more details to come as the date gets closer.</p><hr /><p class="indent"><em>For more information, visit The Louisiana Choral Foundation page on Facebook.</em></p>””<p>Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet</p>

Crime

UPDATE: Husband, wife both charged with molestation, cruelty

Crime

UPDATE: Reward offered in Oakdale homicide

life

Gerald Sims: A neighborly neighbor that others can count on

Crime

One arrested, one sought in molestation case

Local News

Two Police Jury buildings closed due to water main break

Local News

La. continues to average 1,500-3,000 COVID cases daily

Local News

Drink and Draw: CYPHACON social event allows ‘like-minded geeks’ to gather, have fun

Local News

Fort Polk name change could cost $1.4M

Local News

Kathleen Mayo: She’s had passion for teaching since age 9

Local News

Seersucker and a Solitaire: Lively fundraiser to benefit St. Nicholas Center for Children

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column: Focus on children, families

life

Attention to detail, respect for ingredients come naturally to Calla chef

Local News

CPSB cybersecurity breach investigation handed over to DA

Crime

Cpt. Darbonne mentors young students against violence, bullying

life

McNeese’s Victory Day celebrates kids with special needs

Local News

Photo Gallery: McNeese Football ‘Victory Day’

Local News

Body of missing canoeist recovered from Ouiska Chitto Creek

Crime

8/9: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Business

Pain at the Pump: Panelists give input on why gas prices have gotten so high

Crime

Charges upgraded in Oakdale shooting

Crime

8/8: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Crime

Arrest made in 11th Street homicide investigation

life

Olivia Newton-John, superstar singer and actress, dies at 73

Crime

Three 18-year-olds charged in armed robbery