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Centenary Choir Returns

Starts:     Jan 26, 2019 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  
We are pleased to announce The Centenary Choir will be performing at St. John's on Saturday, January 26 at 7 p.m.

We will be needing folks to host the students in their home after the concert. Phone the church office if you have room for a minimum of 2 students to spend the night in your home the night of January 26.

The Centenary College Choir hits the road for a South Louisiana tour with performances January 24-27 in Lafayette, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and DeRidder. The Choir is exploring a theme of “Deep Roots” for the 2018-2019 season, using music to focus on several aspects of Centenarys heritage.

“The ‘Deep Rootstheme incorporates philosophical, religious, and cultural ideas, exploring both the Colleges religious affiliation and its identity as a Louisiana institution,” explains Dr. David Hobson, director of the Centenary College Choir. “The music portrays these ideas in physical creation, faith, and our unique French-Acadian cultural connections in Louisiana. Later this year the Choir will embark on our first ever tour of French Canada, so we wanted to explore this connection musically.”

Pieces in the concert include Romantic French composer Gabriel Faures beautiful anthem Cantique de Jean Racine and Stephen Hatfields French-Canadian folk song setting of the exuberant O-Yo-Yo. South Louisiana culture is represented with familiar settings of Jambalaya and When the Saints Go Marching In. The neo-shape note anthem Emerald Stream and the ethereal Stars by Esenvalds explore a creation theme, while one of the most dramatic pieces of the program, The Conversion of St. Paul by Z. Randall Stroope, recaptures perhaps the most famous Christian conversion story in the Bible.

“Of course, no Centenary Choir program would be complete without an enthusiastic variety of spirituals, Broadway, and other choral styles,” adds Hobson. “There is always something for everyone in our programs.”

Hailed early in its history as “Americas Singing Ambassadors,” the Choir has performed in 32 countries on six continents. The Choir was organized in 1941 by Dr. A.C. “Cheesy” Voran and since that time has embraced an innovative approach to collegiate choral music, engaging audiences through emotional, heart-felt music making. The young women and men of the Choir come from many areas of the nation and other countries and represent most of the academic majors offered by the College. Members of the Choir receive one of the finest college educations possible while making enduring friendships as a part of the Choir family and tradition.

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We are a Christian community called to share our gifts through worship, witness and service so that others will know God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.


Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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St. John's United Methodist Church

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230 Renee' Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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