MSU Chorale

Fox2 St. Louis

Springfield was front and center at Friday morning’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. as the Missouri State University Chorale performed before thousands on the National Mall and millions on television.

Just minutes before Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, the nearly 50-member choir sang “Now We Belong,” whose lyrics embrace a sense of unity. The group has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa, but Friday’s event came in front of its biggest audience by far.

Michele Skalicky

The Missouri State University Chorale is anxiously anticipating January 20—the day millions of eyes will turn to the nation’s capitol for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. president.  The 50-member choir will be part of the ceremony and has commissioned a new piece for the event.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has the story.

(Photo courtesy Dr. Richard Todd Payne)

As part of African-American Heritage Month at Missouri State University, Associate Professor of Voice Dr. Todd Payne will present a vocal recital Thursday Feb. 26 at 7:30pm in Ellis Recital Hall. It’s free and open to the public.  Dr. Payne will be accompanied by two other MSU faculty members, pianist Dr. Peter Collins and organist Jeremy Chesman, along with the MSU Chorale.