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Lunchtime Recital – University of Montevallo Concert Choir (USA)

Wed 15 May at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm

Proposed Programme


Alleluia Jake Runestad (b. 1986)
In the Beginning Nancy Hill Cobb (b. 1951)


Regina Coeli Vytautas Myskinis (b. 1954)
Salve Regina David N. Childs (b. 1969)


O Radiant Dawn James McMillian (b. 1959)
I Will Lift Mine Eyes Jake Runestad (b. 1986)
Beati quorum via Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


I Should Be Glad Susan LaBarr (b.1981)
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjielo (b. 1978)

O lux beata Trinitas Andrej Makor (b. 1987)


Pilgrims’ Hymn Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
Song of Triumph Dale Grotenhuis (1931-2012)


Shenandoah arr. James Erb (1926-2014)
We Shall Walk Through The Valley of Peace Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
Hark, I Hear The Harps Eternal arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925)


University of Montevallo Concert Choir


The CONCERT CHOIR is the premier choral ensemble at the University of Montevallo and is among the most highly regarded choirs in the southeast. Under the direction of Dr. Melinda Doyle, this auditioned ensemble comprised of both music majors and non-music majors performs a diverse repertoire ranging from choral masterworks to spiritual arrangements. The choir tours annually, making appearances throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee, and has performed featured concerts for the American Choral Directors Association and the Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference. Recent highlights include 2022 Louisiana American Choral Directors Association State Conference, 2022 Alabama Music Educator’s Conference, 2020 Southern Region American Choral Directors Association Conference, the choir’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall for the 2019 Gotham Sings Choral Showcase in New York City and a featured performance for the 2019 Louisiana American Choral Directors State Conference in New Orleans.


In summer 2015, the choir performed in some of the world’s best- known musical venues on their inaugural European Performance Tour of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria. More recently in summer 2018, the choir embarked on their second international invitational tour to the United Kingdom and France with performance highlights at the King’s College Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The choir has also performed several major works with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, including recent performances of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” and Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” In addition to concerts on campus each semester, the Concert Choir is frequently featured in concerts throughout the Birmingham area and presents the annual “A Montevallo Choral Christmas” at the Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel at the American Village in December.


The choir has also recently recorded new manuscripts for Hinshaw Music, an international choral music publishing company. The UNIVERSITY CHORUS is a non-auditioned ensemble comprised of both music majors and non-music majors and perform a diverse repertoire ranging from choral masterworks to spirituals.


MELINDA S. DOYLE is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Montevallo, where she conducts the Concert Choir, University Chorus and teaches undergraduate choral conducting and choral methods. Dr. Doyle received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Fulton, with a related field of Orchestral Conducting from Louisiana State University.

Choirs under Dr. Doyle’s direction have offered invitational performances for the American Choral Directors Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, Florida Music Educators Association, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra as well as some of the finest performance venues throughout Europe. Most recently, she led the University of Montevallo Concert Choir on its inaugural summer 2015 European tour with multiple concerts in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Vienna.

Frequently in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Doyle has conducted honor choirs at all levels. She currently serves as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for College and University Choirs for the Alabama American Choral Director Association (ACDA) and has served in the same capacity as the High School Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Florida ACDA. Dr. Doyle remains an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), and Alabama Vocal Association (AVA).



Wed 15 May
1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
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