Concert Programs

USC Thornton University Chorus Concert Program

November 12, 2022
8:00 p.m.
Westwood Methodist Church

In this evening of heartfelt music-making, the USC University Chorus pairs favorites from the standard repertoire with lesser-known gems.

The centerpiece of the concert is a collection of choruses from The Denial of St. Peter by 17th-century French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier, which will feature basso continuo. Other composers on the program include Avril Coleridge-Taylor, the folk songwriter Rani Arbo and a piece by the ensemble’s faculty advisor, Professor of Practice Dr. Nick Strimple.


“Tonight” from West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
arr. William Stickles (1882-1971)

Sure on this Shining Night

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

At Sunrise

Duncan Tuomi (b. 1994)

The Shepherd

Avril Coleridge-Taylor (1903-1998)

Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone

John Farmer (1570-1601)

Choruses from Le reniement de St. Pierre (The Denial of St. Peter)

“Cum Coenasset Jesus”
“Similiter et Omnes Discipuli Dixerunt”
“Tunc Respexit Jesus Petrum”

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Stabat Mater

Juan GutiƩrrez de Padilla (1590-1664)

Crossing the Bar

Rani Arbo (b. 1968)

A New Heart

Nick Strimple (b. 1946)

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
arr. William Stickles (1882-1971)