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Kingwood Chorale, orchestra perform prestigious piece

Kingwood Chorale, orchestra perform prestigious piece

The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (KCCO) will open its 27th season presenting a beloved masterpiece.

Majesty. Serenity. Power. Peace. These are just a few words that describe the Mozart “Requiem”, the last piece of music the composer wrote in his short, but productive life.  Performed thousands of times since the composer died in 1791, the Mozart “Requiem” has been the work of choice for important remembrances throughout human history. KCCO will perform this beautiful and moving 50-minute work on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Strawbridge United Methodist Church. The musical group is in residence at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

“A piece like this must be felt as well as heard,” said Dr. Todd Miller, conductor and LSC-Kingwood music professor. “To experience the transformative power of the words and music, it must be experienced live. Strawbridge UMC has a beautiful sanctuary with acoustics that allow the music to come alive in an intimate and real way.”

Joining the almost 100-voice chorale, will be a professional chamber orchestra and four professional soloists, including soprano Nancy Curtis, a KCCO audience favorite.  Joining Curtis are mezzo-soprano Nicole Kenley, tenor Jamie Dahman, and bass Ben LeClair. Together the combined forces of 130 will present this profound and moving work for the enjoyment of the greater Lake Houston area.  The concert will also feature a movement from Mozart’s popular clarinet concerto featuring principal Kingwood Chamber Orchestra clarinetist, Cynthia Schubert.

Strawbridge United Methodist Church is located at 5629 Kingwood Drive. Tickets can be purchased at Local Print Solution or at www.LHMAS.org.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.