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Milligan’s Women’s Chorale sings the music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (March 31, 2017)—Milligan College’s Women’s Chorale, conducted by music professor Dr. Noah DeLong, will present an exciting and varied program of choral music on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. in the college’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium, located in Seeger Chapel.

The highlight of the concert will be a short cantata by composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

“I have researched the Italian-American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco over the past decade,” said DeLong. “So I am excited for the Chorale to perform his beautiful cantata ‘Naomi and Ruth’.”

This song will be performed by the Chorale, along with Erin Raines (’13) on piano and senior Riley Prickett as the soprano soloist. Cello instructor Cherylonda Fitzgerald will accompany the Chorale on several pieces and perform one movement from Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Cello Sonata.”

In addition, the program will feature several pieces by female composers as well, including “As the Deer Pants” by Rosephanye Powell, “Blessings” by Laura Story, and “The Sky is Strung with Glory” by Andrea Ramsey.

DeLong is a versatile musician who has found success as a conductor, educator, tenor soloist, collaborative pianist and church musician. He also leads Heritage, a select a cappella ensemble at Milligan, and the college’s Concert Choir. In addition, DeLong teaches conducting, applied voice, aural skills, and secondary music methods, and he serves as the faculty sponsor for Milligan’s collegiate NAfME chapter. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music and mathematics from Taylor University, a Master of Music in choral conducting and vocal performance from Ball State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting and pedagogy from The University of Iowa.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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