Choir presents works for voice & organ

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Rowan Concert Choir welcomes guest artists to March 3 concert of works for voice and organ.

A night of “Masterworks for Choir and Organ” is in store when the Rowan University Concert Choir shares the stage with a pair of guest artists for a performance on Saturday, March 3 at 8 pm in Pfleeger Concert Hall.

Under the direction of Christopher Thomas, the choir offers a program including Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, as well as Charles Villiers Stanford’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G, Op. 81 and Mack Wilberg’s Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. They are joined for this evening by organist Tom Sheehan. The performance also features soloist Jamir Tynes-Smith from the Philadelphia Boys Choir.

Sheehan currently serves as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mark’s Church in Philadelphia and has studied with Alan Morrison at the Curtis Institute of Music. He was awarded first prize in both the Arthur Poister National Competition in Organ Playing and the AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for the Mid-Atlantic Region (Region III) in 2009. From 2006-2010, Sheehan was Organ Scholar at Trinity Church in Princeton and, in 2007, he toured England with the Choirs of Trinity Church and performed in venues including St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Blackburn Cathedral; Eton College Chapel and St. John’s Chapel, Cambridge. He received a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance with distinction from Westminster Choir College in 2011 and graduated summa cum laude from Westminster in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance.

Pfleeger Concert Hall is located in Wilson Hall on the campus of Rowan University, Route 322 in Glassboro, NJ. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the box office at (856)-256-4545, email arts@rowan.edu or visit www.rowan.edu/fpa.

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