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Beginnings: John Flanery conducts his first concert with the NMSU Choirs

Leora Zeitlin

Three NMSU choirs will perform a concert this week entitled “Beginnings,” an appropriate theme as the singers and the audience welcome Dr. John Flanery as the new Director of Choral Studies at the university. Originally from Iowa, and more recently Mississippi, Flanery  has conducted numerous ensembles at the high school and university levels. He came to KRWG to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the program, which features a Missa Brevis written by Haydn as a teenager, and songs spanning 500 years,  from Cipriano de Rore, who celebrates his 500th birthday in 2015, to Karl Jenkins.