Events of Note
Spring Concert Features Choir, Chamber Singers
The University of West Georgia will host a Spring Choral Concert featuring the UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers on Tuesday, April 22, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Dr. Kevin Hibbard
Audiences will be treated to a trip through time when the two choral ensembles perform pieces from the Renaissance period to modern day Broadway. Dr. Kevin Hibbard, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music will direct the concert.
A “Geographical Fugue,” composed by Ernst Toch, asks the choir to name global locations through a rhythmic chant. The four parts are structured in the form of a fugue, presenting a considerable rhythmic challenge for the choir.
“Sigalagala,” a spiritual from the Kenyan Luo ethnic group, uses a high pitched wailing that was historically a battle cry, a mourning call or a celebration.
Other music includes compositions from Lithuania, Europe and the United States. Selections will include a Renaissance motet by Jacob Arcadelt, contemporary motets by Vytautas Miskinis and Noel Goemanne, a Bach motet and a Handel oratorio chorus.
The concert will close with both choirs singing a gospel rendition of “True Light” by Keith Hampton. The piece was featured in the 2008 Georgia All-College Chorus that was conducted by Hampton with the UWG Chamber Singers participating.
For more information, call 678-839-6516.
The University of West Georgia and the Department of Anthropology will host its annual Waring Archaeological Laboratory Open House on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Children of all ages will enjoy visiting the Antonio J. Waring Archeological Laboratory at Open House on Saturday, April 26, on the University of West Georgia campus.
The fun family event will feature activities for fans of anthropology that includes an archaeological dig at an on-site mock excavation pit, a flint knapping demonstration, games and a guided tour of the facility.
James Spake, UWG employee, will talk about the history of arrowheads and how they are made in his flint knapping workshop.
Dr. David Carballo, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, will host the event.
Founded in 1991, the laboratory serves as a university-based repository for existing and future archaeological materials generated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Transportation and other agencies and organizations conducting field research at Georgia archaeological sites. The laboratory is located behind the Food Services Building (Z-6) on Plant Op Drive.
For more information, call 678-839-6303.
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