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Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine to perform spring concerts

The Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine will be performing a spring concert on April 27 and again on May 4.

The concert, titled “Celebrate the Sacred Song,” will take place at St. Catharine Hall on the campus of St. Catharine College and Motherhouse on April 27 at 3 p.m. and at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown on May 4 at 3 p.m.

The performance will include spirituals, early American hymn tunes and some contemporary Christian works.

A multi-movement work written by Teresa Tedder will debut at the spring concerts. The piece, titled “In Memoriam,” is a multi-movement piece based loosely on the Catholic liturgy.

“I wrote one movement four years ago and when I wrote that I knew that eventually I would write the rest of it,” Tedder, Director of Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine and Musician-in-Residence at St. Catharine College, said. “It is to honor three men that were extraordinarily influential in my musical life. They are Terry Ward, who was a professor here; Gene Spragens, a businessman in Lebanon, and my dad, Eugene Carter.”

Also joining Mid-Kentucky Chorus will be the Bethlehem High School Liturgical Choir in Bardstown, which will be under the direction of Higo Rodrigues, also an accompanist pianist for Mid-Kentucky Chorus.

Rodrigues said the choir has been rehearsing songs since January in preparation for the concert.

The Bethlehem choir will sing two pieces, “He Never Failed Me,” “Chariot,” with the Mid-Kentucky Chorus and will also present on piece on their own, “Cantate Hodie.”

Other favorites that guests can expect to hear at the spring concert includes “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” a men’s quartet singing “Swing Down Chariot,” a women’s trio performing “What Wondrous Love is This” and a medley of gospel favorites titled “Old Time Religion.”

Two pianists, Higo Rodrigues and Priscilla Dickson, will join Mid-Kentucky Chorus on accompaniment.

Tickets can be reserved by calling Susan Spalding at (859) 336-9232 or Teresa Tedder at (270) 789-9286. Tickets are also available at St. Joseph through the rectory.

Founded in the Dominican tradition in 1931 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine College, a Catholic Dominican college inspired by its founders, welcomes all to the challenging pursuit of truth, preparing them to become critical thinkers, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.