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Publication Date

Spring 2015

Year of Release



David Castleberry, Conductor

Mark Smith, Pianist

Julio Alves, guitarist

Sean Price, Tenor

Corynn Hawkins, Soprano

Michael Bare, Tenor

Soprano: Rosie Bright, Undecided, Kelsey Good, Chemistry, Taylor Isaacs, Music Performance and Education, Alaina Krantz, Public Relations, Rebekah May, English Education, Christa Navy, Music Performance and Education, Ali Perdue, Nursing, Dominique Sears, Music Education, Erin Sears, Music Performance, Jessica Starkey, Broadcast Journalism

Alto: Brooke Fisher, Music Education, Caitlin Freeland, Communication Disorders, KeAnna Georges, Music Education, Corynn Hawkins, Music Education, Hillary Herold, Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Nadye Menking-Hoggatt, Biological Science, Olivia Watson, Music Education

Tenor: Michael Bare, Graduate Music, Daniel George, Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Jarohn Grandstaff, Jazz Studies, Gabriel Gray, Music Education, Ryan Phipps, Music Performance, Sean Price, Music Theory and Composition, Michael Rose, Graduate Music Performance, Jacob Smith, Music Education/Religious Studies

Bass: Joshua DeHaven, Music Performance, Jeffrey Dickerson, Microbiology, Jonathan Sowards, Music Education, Josh Steinle, Music Theory and Composition, Josh Stewart, Music Education, Christian Thomas, Music Theory and Composition, Jonathan Young, Music Performance and Education


The Marshall University Chamber Choir is a select choral ensemble whose repertoire spans music of the past five centuries, from renaissance madrigals to newly composed works. Although many of the choir's participants are preparing for careers in music, membership is open by audition to students from throughout the entire campus. The ensemble has made frequent concert tours, including a ten-day tour to France in 2012 that featured performance on Sunday High Mass at Paris's famed Cathedral de Notre Dame. The group has made numerous appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, and has performed with the West Virginia and Huntington Symphony Orchestras. The Chamber Choir is featured in an award-winning broadcast with West Virginia Public Television entitled Choral Fusion and may be heard through available CD recordings. Plans are underway for the Chamber Choir to tour Spain during the spring of 2016.

Dr. David Castleberry is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Media and Director of Choral Activities. Under his leadership, the Chamber Choir has been recognized as one of the region's premier choral ensembles through recordings, concert tours, and premieres of new works. Dr. Castleberry, in addition to his leadership at Marshall University, serves as Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and as Director of Music at St. John's Episcopal Church in Huntington. He is a past President of the Southern Division of ACDA and has served twice as state President in West Virginia. He served for eight years as a member of the Editorial Board for Choral Journal, where he was Editor of the Sound Recordings review column and where he continues to contribute articles and reviews to the publication.

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre is grateful for the support of many families and individuals who help make our department strong and vibrant. If you would like to support the Department of Music through a donation and assist with student scholarships, academic travel for students and ensembles, or general support of the department please contact: Melanie Griffis, Director of Development College of Arts & Media 304-696-2834


Tomas Luis de Victoria: Officium Defunctorum


Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth. Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, who takes away the world's sins, grant them eternal rest.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Regina Coeli KV 276

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia. The Son whom you bore has risen as He said.

Pray for us.

V. Rejoice and be glad, 0 Virgin Mary, alleluia.

R. For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia

Johannes Brahms: Opus #104

Nachtwache I

Murmurs of the soul, inspired by love's breath, blow tremblingly. If you open an ear, open also a loving heart. If none opens to you, let the night wind bring you, sighing, back to me.

Nachtwache II

Do they rest? The watchman's horn calls from the west, and from the east the horn replies: they rest. Do you hear, fearful heart, the voices of angels whispering? Extinguish the lamp and wrap yourself in peace.

Im Herbst

Autumn is somber when the leaves fall. The heart sinks into dreariness. The meadow is silent and the songbirds have flown silently southward as though to their grave.

The day is pale and clouds veil the sun as they veil the heart. Night comes early, all work halts, and even existence rests in profound secrecy.

Man becomes kind. He sees the sun sinking and he knows that life is like year's end. His eyes well up with tears, yet from the heart shines a streaming bliss.

Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons


Nicolette went for a twilight walk through the fields to pick daisies, daffodils, and lilies of the valley. She met an old growling wolf. "Hey there! Won't you come to Grandmother's house?" Out of breath she fled, leaving behind her cornette and white clogs.

She met a cute page wearing blue shoes and a gray doublet. "Hey there! Wouldn't you like a sweetheart?" Wisely she turned around, slowly, with a contrite heart.

She met an old man, twisted, ugly, smelly, and pot-bellied. "Hey there! Don't you want all this money?" Nicolette ran straight into his arms, never to return to the fields again.

Trois Beaux Oiseaux Du Paradis

Three beautiful birds of paradise have passed this way. My love is gone to the war. The first was bluer than the sky. The second was the color of snow. The third was red as vermillion. "Beautiful little birds of paradise, what do you bring here?" "I carry an azure glance and I must leave a kiss on a snow-white brow. Your love has gone to the war." "You red bird of paradise, what do you bring me?" "A loving heart, flushing crimson. Ah, my heart grows cold. Take that with you, as well.


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Marshall University Music Department Presents The Marshall University Chamber Choir, In Concert