HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Dr. Rager H. Moore IV, director of choral activities, has announced that the Hays Community Choir is recruiting for its much-anticipated, end-of-the-year "Choral Glory" concert.
The performance, titled "The Brahms' Requiem," is scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 5 in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall. The concert will feature the Hays Community Choir, FHSU Concert Choir and Fort Hays Singers and will be accompanied by the Hays Symphony Orchestra.
" 'The Brahms' Requiem' is a marvelous work," said Moore. "We are using a wonderful new English translation of Brahms' score. It uses texts from the Luther translation of the Bible and details the positive scriptures which point to the comfort given to those who mourn and the honor and legacy left for those who have died in the Lord."
This year's performance will be in honor of Ed Moyers, retired FHSU associate professor of music, who was particularly fond of Brahms' music.
"Ed's passing this past fall was sad for all of us in the community," said Moore. "I do hope that you will come be a part of this major work done in his honor."
Practice begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Malloy Hall, room 115. Practices will be mostly on Monday evenings in Malloy Hall.
Participation is free with the exception of the $10 purchase price for the music scores. Interested persons should contact Moore at (785) 628-4533.