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Music for Royal Occasions

CONWAY, Ark. (March 27, 2013) - The Hendrix College Choir under the direction of Dr. Nancy Fleming will present its spring 2013 concert Music for Royal Occasions on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature four centuries of music composed for British royalty on the occasion of coronations, weddings, funerals and other celebrations.

The program includes:

  • Imperial March by Edward Elgar
  • I was glad when they said unto me by C. Hubert H. Parry
  • Song for Athene by John Tavener
  • O taste and see by Ralph Vaughan Williams  
  • Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten
  • Funeral Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell
  • “Sound the trumpet” from Come Ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell
  • Zadok the Priest by George Frideric Handel

The choir will be accompanied by organist Ansley Fleming and brass and percussion players from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Little Rock Wind Symphony.

Student soloists will be Hope Coleman (O taste and see), Kathleen Combs and Anna Nyseth and two quartets (Funeral Music for Queen Mary): Julie McCarthy, Lora Adams, Aaron Rice and Jolyon Larson; and Felicia Beeman, Tessa Caballero, Joseph Siebenmorgen and Dalton Hoose.

For more information, contact Dr. Fleming at 501-450-1248 or

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