The A Cappella Choir of Louisiana State University, directed by Dr. John Dickson, will present their Spring 2019 tour program, “My Letter to the World,” on Sunday, February 24, at 7 pm, in the Sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. Admission is free and all are welcome.
The vocal ensemble will spotlight music by J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schutz, Jake Runstad, Eric Whitacre, and LSU student composers. In addition to the LSU A Cappella Choir, the program will also feature the choir of Clear Springs High School under the direction of Rob Phillips.
The LSU A Cappella Choir has achieved national and international prominence through its performances in many of the most prestigious venues in the world. The Choir’s rich history includes invitational performances for divisional and national audiences of the American Choral Directors Association. During their six European tours since 1991, they have been invited to perform high mass in Notre Dame and St. Peter’s in the Vatican, and have given invitational performances at the famed Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig, Germany. They have performed before the Louisiana Music Educators Association, the American Society of University Composers, the College Music Society, and the American Musicological Society and have received invitations to perform in Russia, South America, Israel, Bulgaria, and Italy.
The chorus is chosen each year from the LSU student population and remains a representative cross section of LSU with majors and non-majors as well as both graduate and undergraduate students. In the past decade, members of the choir have won two national Met Auditions in New York and have been named Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars. Graduates hold teaching positions representing all levels of education in twenty-two different states. In addition, many are now studying in prestigious graduate programs throughout the United States as well as performing with major opera companies throughout the world.