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A Musical Feast in Honor of Founder's Day

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November 1, 2002

A Musical Feast in Honor of Founder's Day

Soprano Mary Ellen Callahan

Tenor William Hite

The November feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music, has stimulated the composition of odes and extended musical works for more than four centuries, and now two Cecilian odes—Handel's oratorio-length Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1736) and Michael Hurd's miniature "St. Cecilia's Day" (1986) for female chorus and piano—will be performed in honor of the founding of Mount Holyoke in November of 1837. A Founder's Day concert featuring the Mount Holyoke College Glee Club, the Rutgers University (men's) Glee Club, College organist Larry Schipull, members of the Arcadia Players baroque orchestra, soprano Mary Ellen Callahan, and tenor William Hite, is set for Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 pm in Abbey chapel. The concert will also include a number of other works in praise of music, singers, and "heavenly harmony," including Britten's Missa Brevis in D. Catharine Melhorn, Hammond-Douglass Professor of Music at MHC, directs the MHC group, and Patrick Gardner conducts the Rutgers Glee Club, one of America's oldest and most distinguished male choruses.

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