Adelphi University Presents the Adelphi Chorus on April 27

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The Adelphi Chorus, featuring the students of the Department of Music at Adelphi University, will present a concert highlighted by a performance of Robert Ray’s ...

Garden City, NY - April 14, 2014 - The Adelphi Chorus, featuring the students of the Department of Music at Adelphi University, will present a concert highlighted by a performance of Robert Ray’s popular Gospel Mass. The program will take place on Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.
 
This joyful and dynamic setting of the Mass has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1978.  In commenting on his work, Mr. Ray wrote:  "It is my desire to combine centuries of old traditions of Mass settings with sounds of the contemporary Black Church. The move from Latin to English created new opportunities for composers to express their feelings about the texts of the Ordinary of the Mass. I wanted everyone to experience the sense of joy and celebration that is generally felt in true African-American worship."  The chorus, under the direction of Michael Hume, will also present works by Johannes Brahms, Stephen Paulus, and Adelphi student composer, Shayne Plunkett.
 
Tickets for the concert are on sale for just $20 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu. Information and tickets are also available by calling The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or by emailing boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
 
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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