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April 2, 2013 - Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts will present its spring choral concert, An Evening of Song and Dance, on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior adults and students. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Shorter University Box Office at 706-233-7288 or emailing email@example.com.
“The program is a whimsical assortment of music designed to transport the listener from the concert hall to the dance floor,” said Dr. Stefanie Cash, director of choral activities at Shorter. “Whether it is the Viennese Waltz of the late nineteenth century, the South American tango, or a simple folk songs, sounds of joy will abound for the evening.”
The concert will feature the Shorter Chorale, the Shorter Women’s Chorus, and the Shorter Men’s Chorus, all of which will be directed by Dr. Cash. Accompanists are Steven Wooddell and Daniel Ng.
The Shorter Women’s Chorus will present Gloria by Ola Gjeilo; Holy, Holy, Holy by Felix Mendelssohn and arranged by Jerry Wesely Harris; Call of the Flowers from Lakme by Leo Delibes and edited by Ronald A. Nelson; She Weeps Over Rahoon by Eric Whitacre, featuring Erica Howard on English horn; and Las Amarillas by Stephen Hatfield.
The Shorter Men’s Chorus will perform Gleen Kopone’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s Zion’s Walls; Wir Haben ihn Gesehen by Ludwig van Beethoven and arranged by Alexa Doebele; How Can I Keep from Singing by Gwyneth Walker; When I Hear Her I Have Wings by Mark Templeton; Swing Down Chariot by Andre J. Thomas; and Sound Off by Paul Rardin, featuring percussion by David Cox and Dakota Phillips.
The Shorter Chorale will present Liebeslieder Walzer by Johannes Brahms, which will include solos by Dr. Deborah Popham and tenor Garrett Baker; Tango to Evora by Loreena McKennitt and arranged by Jon Washburn; Mach Wilberg’s arrangement of El Vito; and When I Survey the Wondrous Cross by Gilbert M. Martin.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best value and best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter University is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Shorter offers traditional bachelor’s degree program in 48 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Shorter is online at www.shorter.edu.
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