Centre Singers begin southeastern concert tour
RELEASED: Nov. 22, 2006
In addition to performing traditional Shaker songs and American spirituals, the choir will perform works by Anton Bruckner, Gustav Holst, Francis Poulenc, Michael Praetorius and others.
The Centre Singers will kick off their tour with a concert on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Audrey R. Gillespie Recital Hall on Centre's campus.
Chosen by audition, the choir consists of students majoring in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or mathematics. The Centre Singers repertoire includes music from the 11th century to the present, from masses and cantatas to the songs of Bernstein and Gershwin. Regular touring in the United States alternates annually with a holiday feast on the Centre campus that combines music, dance and drama.
Dr. Barbara Hall, director and conductor of the Centre Singers, joined Centre's faculty in 1980. She has served as associate academic dean of the College, chair of the humanities program, and she is currently chair of the music program. She received her doctorate in conducting from Indiana University. Hall conducts three College ensembles and Sounding Joy, a community-based women’s ensemble.The members of the Centre Singers include: Shannon Bailey, Brian Bowles, Dan Burkey, Wesley Chaffin, Jessie Clark, Elizabeth Cornell, Marie Davis, Ben Durham, Ashley Evans, Sally Fish, Monica Foster, Derrick Grant, Jenny Jacoby, Lauren Lackey, Melissa Langdon, Cole Lanigan, Stephen Ludlum, Sarah Noel, Jacob Raderer, Elizabeth Schildkret, Katherine Wakefield, Ben Weldon and Lauren Young.
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