Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Hibbard, will present a winter choral concert on Thursday, February 19, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on the UWG campus. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.
The two choral ensembles will present music of many cultures and languages, including Israel, Germany, Russia and Bosnia, as well as a setting of the West African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
The Chamber Singers’ repertoire includes compositions presented at the 2009 Georgia All-College Chorus, in which they participated in January. The choirs will also perform pieces by such popular American composers as Frank Ticheli, Eric Whitacre, Z. Randall Stroope and Paul Basler.
“The most unusual piece on the program is a native American song called ‘Mi’kmaq Honor Song,’” said Hibbard, professor and chair of the music department and director of choirs. “The piece incorporates traditional native American chant, tone clusters and various animal sounds from members of the choir. Finding a Georgia student who knows how to imitate a loon has been a challenge.”