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MAY 2017 – WE ARE GOING TO IRELAND!

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All members of the MBU Choral Ensembles are welcome to join us on our Ireland tour.  We will be performing literature from great American composers like Barber, Copland, Shaw/Parker, and others.  We will also be throwing in some contemporary Christian tunes by Irish composers like the Gettys and Rend Collective.  For more information e-mail Dr. Larry Smith, Fine Arts Chair and Trip Coordinator, at Larry.Smith@mobap.edu or Mr. Jordan Cox, Director of Choirs, at Jordan.Cox@mobap.edu.

 

 

MISSION OF MBU CHOIRS


The choirs at Missouri Baptist University exist to…

  • glorify God through worship
  • provide a training ground for future music educators, performers, and other arts related vocations
  • offer students an opportunity to engage with one another socially and musically, allowing them to be a part of something greater than themselves
  • foster a love for life-long singing and music making

We achieve this through…

  • careful selection of literature spanning a broad range of musical periods and styles
  • maintaining a safe and positive rehearsal environment
  • striving for an inclusive atmosphere through which all are respected
  • keeping line with the mission and vision of Missouri Baptist University

CALENDAR


Monday, September 12, 2016
Choral Society Begins
7:00 – 8:30pm, CFA205

Friday, October 14, 2016
Fall Choral Concert w/ MBU String Ensemble
7:30pm, Pillsbury Chapel
Free Admission

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Chorale, Chamber Singers, & MBU Ringers Church Concert
TBD
Open to the public

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Chorale, Chamber Singers, & MBU Ringers Church Concert
TBD
Open to the public

Friday, December 9, 2016
Fine Arts Christmas Concert
7:30pm, Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center

Friday, February 24, 2017
First Fest – High School Choral Festival
Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Chorale, Chamber Singers, & MBU Ringers Church Concert
TBD
Open to the public

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Chorale, Chamber Singers, & MBU Ringers Church Concert
TBD
Open to the public

Friday, April 7, 2017

Chamber Singers & MBU String Ensemble Spring Concert
7:30pm – Pillsbury Chapel
Free Admission

Friday, April 21, 2017
Choral Masterwork Concert
7:30pm – Pillsbury Chapel
Free Admission

CHOIR RESOURCES

FIRST FEST

Mr. Jordan L. Cox

Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music

Contact information:
Jordan.Cox@mobap.edu

Jordan Cox is the Director of Choral Activities at Missouri Baptist University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Education with emphasis in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri and holds a Master of Arts in Religion in Worship Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Music Education with K-12 vocal certification from MBU. Prior to joining the faculty of MBU, Mr. Cox taught 6-12 grade vocal music in the Jackson and Cape Girardeau school districts where his ensembles earned top ratings at district and state events as well as received the Outstanding Beginning Teacher award and Southeast District Outstanding District Director award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. Mr. Cox serves as the Exhibit Coordinator for MCDA and is also an active member of MMEA and NAfME. Mr. Cox has also lead worship at numerous churches, conferences, and events throughout Missouri and currently serves as a worship pastor at First Baptist Church of Ellisville, where he attends with his wife Kasey and two children, Noah and Jobi.

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Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 1:00 – 1:55pm

MBU’s Chorale is a performing ensemble open to all MBU students. Performance literature includes sacred and secular selections from the Renaissance through Twentieth-Century, including large-scale works for chorus. Chorale provides an opportunity to develop vocal skills, music literacy, and an appreciation for the choral art.  Chorale typically has a fall concert and Christmas Concert during the fall semester and a spring concert and masterworks concert in the spring semester. Each semester we usually travel to two local churches for two Sunday evening concerts.  One credit.  Fall, Spring


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Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:30-2:55pm

MBU’s Chamber Singers is a select performing ensemble requiring an audition to join.  Chamber Singers typically includes 24-32 of MBU’s top singers and performs literature ranging from Renaissance to 20th Century.  With a variety of performances from church concerts to school visits, Chamber maintains an active schedule and joins Chorale for the fall, Christmas, spring, and masterworks concerts.  Chamber joins other MBU ensembles to go on an annual tour and hosts our annual First Fest event for high school choirs. One credit. Fall, Spring

 

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Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30pm

MBU’s Choral Society is a performing ensemble open to members of the community (16 and older), MBU faculty/staff, and students who may not be able to fit Chorale into their schedule.  Choral Society has one concert a semester where they perform with Chorale and Chamber Singers in a masterswork concert.  Choral Society meets on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30pm beginning the Monday after Labor Day in the fall and sings in the Christmas concert the first or second Friday of December. Rehearsals resume in January with a spring concert, typically the third Friday of April.  Works in the past have included Brahm’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers, Bach’s Magnificat, among many others.