Demopolis FBC hosting Moody Bible Institute’s ChoraleBy Matt Cole Published 3:43pm Friday, March 7, 2014
The Chorale of Moody Bible Institute will be performing on Monday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Demopolis First Baptist Church.
“We consider it an honor to be hosted by local churches wherever we go and be able to present our Christian faith and Moody Bible Institute through the music that we do,” said Dr. Xiangtang Hong, associate professor of music and director of the Moody Chorale.
Demopolis First Baptist Pastor Carl Williams said the concert will be an opportunity for people to come and enjoy good music and fellowship.
“I know people will feel a connection with the choir because of Moody Radio here,” he said. “It’s something people are familiar with, and it will be a great program.”
There will be no admission for the event, and a love offering will be taken.
Williams added that everyone is invited to come out to have a good time.
Founded in 1946 at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill., the Chorale has long been established as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations in the United States specializing in sacred music.
The repertoire includes a broad range of music chosen from all periods of music history. The Chorale ministers through music as it tours the United States twice a year and travels abroad during the summer, performing in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, East Asia, Israel, Guatemala, South Africa and in many other parts of the world.
In addition to the Chorale, Moody has three other music ensembles: the Women’s Concert Choir, Men’s Collegiate Choir and Symphonic Band.
Dr. Hong, who joined Moody’s faculty in 2006, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music from East Carolina University and a Masters in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College.
He also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Xiangtang enjoys sharing her love for music and conducting as a choral clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor, but her greatest joy is in being a mentor to her students.