Campbell University Choir to present fall concert

Buies Creek, N.C.—The Campbell University Choir will present the annual fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in Scott Concert Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

The centerpiece of the program features several settings of sacred texts, as well as two selections from the world music genre, said Choir Director Dr. Phillip Morrow. The Campbell Voices ensemble will also perform two pieces from the popular music genre.

“Overall the program is a balance between sacred and secular texts, a cappella and accompanied settings and music from over two hundred years of choral singing,” Morrow said.

The 52-voice choir will perform works by 17th century composer Johann Pachelbel, composer of the hymn “Now Thank We All Our God,” and other works as diverse as “Wedding Cantata” by 20th century composer Daniel Pinkham, “I Am the Rose of Sharon” by 18th century American William Billings and “This Marriage” by American Eric Whitacre.

Other selections from the program include three early American hymns, including a new setting of “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me,” which is the hymn sung at the 1887 opening of Buies Creek Academy, now Campbell University.

“This new setting is unique and sensitive to both the maritime theme of the hymn text and the personal prayer for guidance that Christians are making when singing this hymn,” said Morrow. “It is also a beautiful tune.”

Scott Concert Hall is located in the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts building on the Campbell campus.