Famous Choral Director Donald Neuen Featured at Southwestern Gala Concert

The second annual gala concert of sacred music was held on Feb. 17 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The concert featured several distinguished national musicians, one of which being Donald Neuen, world renowned choral director of the Crystal Cathedral Choir.

During the concert Neuen led the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Southwestern Oratorio Chorus in a rendition of “Song of Peace”. According to Baptist Press, the symphony and chorus also performed pieces by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Handel, many of which were coordinated by the seminary’s faculty for this concert.

Other featured guests at the event, a constituent of Southwestern’s annual Church Music Workshop, were pianist Mary McDonald, hand bell soloist Christine Andreson, violin and flute duo Bruce Wethey and Lisa LaCross and award-winning organist Bradley Welch, who performed a movement from Joseph Jongen’s “Symphonie concertante.”

The concert was enjoyed by over 1,200 friends and alumni of the seminary who even took part in the concert by singing hymns such as “How Firm a Foundation” and “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.”