FHSU spring choral concert to feature gospels, spirituals and folk songs

Fort Hays State University’s Department of Music and Theatre will present its spring choral concert, “We’ve a Story to Tell,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus.

The concert will include the FHSU concert choir, the Fort Hays Singers and other guest appearances. Terry Crull, associate professor of music and theatre, will conduct.

The FHSU Concert Choir will open the evening with a selection of spirituals, folk songs and gospel tunes, including the popular “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Battle of Jericho.” Spirituals are usually sung a capella.

The Fort Hays Singers will follow with a variety of tunes, including the spiritual “Go Down Moses,” which tells the story of Moses and Pharaoh, and the Bahamian spiritual “All My Trials.”

The Concert Choir will close the evening with its rendition of the folk song “In Dat Great Gitten’ Up Mornin’.”

Tickets for adults are $6, senior citizens and students, 12 and over, are $4, children 11 and under and FHSU students with I.D. are free. To purchase tickets, contact the Department of Music and Theatre at FHSU at 785-628-4533.

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