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Earning a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1986 from Texas A&M, Dr. Rogers has taught chemistry at Lubbock Christian University for over thirty years. After he earned the Master's of Music Composition from Texas Tech University in 2014, Dr. Rogers also began teaching Advanced Music Theory for our Music Majors. Rogers writes, "While I certainly hope to continue to teach chemistry at LCU, I am no longer a 'chemist who does music,' but rather a ' musician who teaches chemistry.'"
We are truly indebted to the service of Byron Rogers and we hope that this recording of his music will bless you life as it has blessed our music faculty and students.
The Praise Choir consists of about 60 students and carries on the ministry tradition of the A Cappella and Meistersinger Choruses from the past. Singing mostly for church related outreach events and programs, the choir often performs an a cappella program incorporating Christian Contemporary songs, Classical choral anthems, modern arrangements of well-known hymns, and African-American spirituals. Rehearsal times are Monday-Wednesday at 11:40 and Tuesday-Thursday at 12:05. Tours include occasional weekend trips during the semester, a five to six day tour during the Christmas break, and a major mission trip overseas after the spring semester of odd-numbered years. With previous concert appearances in Australia, Ireland, and Mexico, more recent choir campaigns have taken the group to Eastern Europe, where have they have performed outreach concerts in Ukraine (2007,2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), Austria (2007, 2013), Greece (2011), and Croatia (2015), Austria, Romania, and Croatia (2017).
The LCU Chamber Singers is an ensemble of 20-24 voices. The group performs a wide variety of literature employing a variety of instrumental accompaniments in both on and off campus venues, programming music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, and Romantic periods. Contemporary music includes anthems, secular choral pieces, spirituals, and Jazz arrangements.
Concerts include a fall concert, several Christmas concerts and programs and various spring concerts, as well as tours among churches and schools. The Chamber Singers also travels with the Praise Choir in December after the fall semester, and all participants are eligible to receive a scholarship.
From the latest concert by Chamber Singers, Dominus Vobiscum by Sydney Guillaume, on YouTube.