Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

October 3, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The Meadows Chorale and the new Meadows Women's Ensemble will present "Things We Love," a concert celebrating art, faith, freedom, music and love, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 in Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig, adjunct professor of voice at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts and long-time artistic director of the renowned Turtle Creek Chorale. Admission is FREE, and no tickets are required. For more information, please call the Meadows School Division of Music at 214-768-1951.

Works by composers from the 16th to the 21st century will be featured, ranging from Clement Jannequin and Johannes Brahms to Barry Manilow and SMU composition student J. Granville Eakin III. The varied program will include "Gloria" from Missa Brevis, a dramatic piece composed by Canadian Imant Raminsh; "Hope for Tomorrow," composed by the late Jean Berger on a text by Martin Luther King; and a scene from Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George, among many others. Dancers and musicians from the Meadows School will accompany the singers.

The Meadows Chorale features the most advanced vocal and musical talent in the Meadows School, and has performed by invitation at conferences in the U.S. and Europe, including the World Association of Symphonic Band and Ensembles in Austria. The newly formed Meadows Women's Ensemble is a group of talented female singers representing a variety of majors at SMU.

Dr. Timothy Seelig is in his 16th year as artistic director of the Turtle Creek Chorale, the world-renowned 225-member men's chorus, and is co-founder of The Women's Chorus of Dallas. He has conducted 30 CD recordings, which are in international release, have reached the Billboard top 10 classical charts and received countless awards. His choruses have sung throughout the U.S. and Europe. As a singer, he has made his European and American opera debuts and solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall. He has two solo CDs, "Two Worlds" and "Everything's Possible."