Winter Choral Concert at UWG

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The University of West Georgia Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present a Winter Choral Concert on Thursday, February 17.

The concert will be at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

The Concert Choir will perform selections from the 2011 Georgia Music Educators Association All-College Chorus repertoire.

The selections include: “Laudate Dominum” by Nancy Hill Cobb; “Sing unto God” from Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus”; “If Music Be the Food of Love” by David Dickau; and the spiritual “By and By,” arranged by Carol Barnett.

The Chamber Singers will perform: “The Divine Image” by contemporary Mexican composer Jorge Córdoba Valencia; “Ave Maria” by contemporary Spanish composer Javier Busto; and “It Takes a Village” by Joan Szymko. It will also perform two spirituals, “All My Trials” and “Wade in the Water.”

Also appearing on the program will be students taking a special topics Anthropology course entitled “Shakers and other Utopian Societies in the United States.”

As part of this course, taught by Professor Marjorie Snipes, the students are learning Shaker songs.  They will perform alone and with the Concert Choir.

“Ye Followers of the Lamb” will be performed in both the original Shaker style, and in the more formal, stylized, choral version arranged by Edwin Ferguson.

“The students are really looking forward to collaborating on the Shaker pieces,” said Kevin Hibbard, the chairman of the Music Department and the director of choirs and voice. “It’s been very educational for both classes.”

For more information on this and other music events, call 678-839-6516 or visit www.westga.edu/music.