Spring Concert Choir to Perform

Friday, April 17, 2009

Celebrate spring with the University of West Georgia Concert Choir and the Carroll Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Director of Choirs Dr. Kevin Hibbard. The performance is scheduled on Tuesday, April 21, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts and the community is invited to attend.

Student winners of the annual Concerto Competition will perform the concerto portion of the program.  The graduate student performing solo on trumpet will be David Trumble of Dallas and soprano vocal performance majors Rose Blanchard of Austell and Jessica Sheffield of McDonough will also perform solo.

Trumble will perform the first movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb.

Sheffield will sing the aria “Come scoglio” from the Mozart opera “Così fan tutte.” Blanchard will perform the closing “Alleluia” from Mozart's “Exsultate, jubilate.” Both vocalists are undergraduate students.

 “The auditions for the concerto competition were exceptionally strong this year,” said Hibbard. “We have selected some very strong vocalists and musicians for this opportunity to perform with orchestral accompaniment.”

The Concert Choir will perform “Vesperae solennes de confessore” by Mozart.

"Despite the solemn sounding title, this thirty-minute work by Mozart is very upbeat and joyous,” said Hibbard. “It's a fabulous composition.”

The Vespers will include several student soloists selected from the choir. Joining the Concert Choir for this performance are members of Collegium Vocale, a select community chorus that performs on the Emory University campus, and is also directed by Hibbard.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for UWG Students with ID. Reservation of tickets is recommended. Call the Townsend Center Box Office at 678-839-4722 for information or reservations.